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Alex Kanefsky DYCP portfolio

Commissions and Storytelling

Winnie the Pooh @ V&A

Storytelling performances based on favourite Winnie the Pooh stories to celebrate Winnie the Pooh exhibition

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Storytelling at the Globe

Original solo productions for families & young people based on Shakespeare plays

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Disgusting Creatures

Original production for families, based on series of insect origin myths I created

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Stories for the Whispering Wood @ The Story Museum

Audio series of storytellings based on Aesop’s fables & traditional tales: available to listen to in the museum

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Devising

Once Upon a Snowflake (Tours: UK and abroad) for Paper Balloon

Original production for families, Xmas residencies @ Chelsea Theatre, Pegasus Oxford & Folkestone Quarterhouse

“definitely one worth dragging the adults to.”

★★★★★

Theatrebox

 

“A truly special show”

Reviewsgate

 

“Genuinely alternative”

The Stage

Writing

The Breaker Makers @ Sutton House

Storytelling piece commissioned by Sutton House, Hackney to commemorate the opening of the Breaker’s Yard, resulting in performances in the space and a printed, illustrated book (Jade Wheaton design).

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The Boy and the Mermaid (UK Tour) for Paper Balloon

Based on an original story by Alex and inspired by the refugee crisis

"In producing The Boy and the Mermaid, Paper Balloon demonstrates that it is perfectly possible to create contemporary theatre for children which is every bit as thought-provoking as adult shows. And not just for the children."

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The Great Floating Paper Balloon Radio Show (UK digital Tour and podcast)

Podcast of original audio plays for families co-created with families, schools and elderly people via digital workshops during covid. The show ‘toured’ to venues that were closed during covid, reaching their audiences with live ‘launches’ and were made available for streaming and download thereafter.

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Cable Street

Written with Tim Gilvin (music and lyrics), commissioned by 10to4 Productions. Received World Premiere at Southwark Playhouse February 2024, Directed by Adam Lenson.

★★★★

“Dazzling musical portrait of a community against fascism”

The Guardian

★★★★

“Genuine theatrical swagger”

The Stage

★★★★★

“An absolute belter of a show”

WhatsOnStage

★★★★

“A welcome message of hope”

The Sun

★★★★★

“A thrilling new musical”

Broadway World

★★★★★

“Exuberant and inspirational”

Morning Star

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