7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
23rd July, 2014
Shark Tank is a new play written by current Kingston University students which will be performed at the Stanley Picker Gallery in July as part of the International Youth Art Festival 2014. Students Alexandra Chernaya, studying Drama & History of Art, Design & Film, and Nik Way studying Creative Writing with Drama, are both writers and performers and have together formed the collective Nuclear Jam Theatre Company.
Shark Tank deals with the problems of running a commercial contemporary art gallery, the protagonist believing that art can change the world but, despite best intentions, when her gallery begins to struggle she is forced to choose between “selling out and keeping to her artistic vision“. Auditions for the new play were held in March 2014, with the fledgling company rehearsing within the Stanley Picker Gallery itself prior to its public premiere in July.