Author of The Red Orchestra in Blue

Joe O’Byrne is a writer and director for theatre, film, and radio.  He directed and wrote many theatre productions in Dublin, London, Melbourne, New York and Stuttgart (in German). He has been sharing his time between Dublin and Berlin, a city he knows intimately.

The story of The Red Orchestra fascinated him from the moment he heard about it. The heroic and tragic lives of the main protagonists fired his imagination. He felt that their story had to be told in fictional form to reach a wider audience. Through the power of fiction, Harro, Libertas and their comrades in the fight for freedom and civilization come back to life in The Red Orchestra in Blue.