Meet the Red Bear Family
Red Bear Productions is Tracy Martin and Aoibhéann McCann. We are devoted to presenting dynamic theatre & film, striving to tell unique stories of the human experience.
Winner of the Little Gem Award 2019, Winner of Silver at the IMRO Awards (2017) and at New York Festivals Awards (2017) for HARDER FASTER MORE radio play and nominated for Prix Europa (2018) for WRAPPED radio play.
Nominated for the Fishamble New Writing Award for COAST (2016), the First Fortnight Award for COAST (2016), the Stewart Parker Award for WRAPPED (2015) and the Fishamble New Writing Award for HARDER FASTER MORE (2015).
We are delighted that our Aoibhéann McCann was awarded BEST ACTRESS at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2020, for her performance as Blanche DuBois at The Lyric Theatre.
Tracy's play "Dublin Will Show You How" was nominated for BEST NEW PLAY so we are particularly proud of our two leading ladies.
Tracy is a writer & director.
In 2019, Tracy's play DUBLIN WILL SHOW YOU HOW was presented at The Abbey Theatre and The Complex Theatre, Dublin. It was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award 2020.
Her short film SISTER THIS premiered at the Cork Film Festival 2019, produced by Parallel Pictures.
She was nominated for the Stewart Parker Award 2014 (for WRAPPED, she also directed).
Other previous writing credits are THE WAVE, PARANOID? and THE LICKY RAKE SHOW, all of which she directed.
Previous directing credits include I AM MY OWN WIFE for Glass Doll, DANNY & CHANTELLE (2012) by Phillip McMahon,
IN ON IT for Good Dog Theatre, TXTS, Project Arts Centre, MALICE IN WONDERLAND and @ROGUE, nominated for Best Spiegeltent Show.
She previously produced for Tall Tales Theatre Company, touring work nationally and internationally.
She is a graduate of the Filmbase Masters Programme 2018.
Aoibhéann is an actor - she trained at the Oxford School of Drama.
Her theatre credits: THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, Dublin Theatre Festival & Lyric Belfast; A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Lyric Theatre Belfast; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST, Rough Magic; ASSASSINS, THE GREAT GATSBY, The Gate Theatre; HARDER FASTER MORE, Project Theatre Dublin; STARS IN THE MORNING SKY, The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry; THE FOLK CONTRAPTION, Old Vic Festival, London; HOLES, Company of Angels; OURSELVES ALONE, JuSt Theatre; MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Fortune’s Fools Productions; TAMING OF THE SHREW, The Iveagh Gardens; WRAPPED, Red Bear Productions, GIDION’S KNOT, Fortune’s Fool Productions.
Screen: VIKINGS, MGM Television; CAN'T COPE WON'T COPE, RTE; 1916:THE GPO (Martello Media), THE FINAL FAIRYTALE (Stanley’s Deathpark), THE BREAK (Stanley’s Deathpark), FAPP APP (Not Just A Pawn Productions), TG4's Cumann na mBan 100, Feature film SOULSMITH (WHIM Productions).
Her radio plays: HARDER FASTER MORE, WRAPPED (RTÉ), YUMMY MUMMIES (Newstalk & Henchman Prod.), (MATCHES (Henchman Prod. & Newstalk)and MELVILLE (Henchman Prod. & Newstalk).
Aoibhéann is an accomplished Singer and Voice Over artist.