Alex Kanefsky

Bookwriter ● Composer ● Lyricist ● Writer

Alex is managed by JBR 


Alex is a writer and storyteller. He co-founded Paper Balloon Theatre in 2011 and, as Artistic Director, has developed the company with a vision to create great storytelling theatre for, with and by young people. 

He has worked extensively with young people as a freelance arts facilitator in schools and extra-curricular programmes across England, and with the Discover Storytelling Centre, London. In addition to writing and performing for the stage, Alex also creates TV and radio comedy with the Kaylosia Comedy collective.

In early 2024 with collaborator Tim Gilvin, Alex wrote the musical Cable Street which sold out its run at Southwark Playhouse even before rehearsals had started. Having received an slew of 5 star reviews, Cable Street returns later this year.