Ink'dWell

When Kendra finds out that her brother, Issac, has died in a terrible accident, she returns to her childhood summer home on Martha’s Vineyard. As the mystery behind his death is unraveled, she discovers that he was drowning in much more than water. Meanwhile, a childhood ghost story about a “sea witch” haunts Kendra. The story, paired with her grief, begins to impact her relationship with her family and her...
When Kendra finds out that her brother, Issac, has died in a terrible accident, she returns to her childhood summer home on Martha’s Vineyard. As the mystery behind his death is unraveled, she discovers that he was drowning in much more than water. Meanwhile, a childhood ghost story about a “sea witch” haunts Kendra. The story, paired with her grief, begins to impact her relationship with her family and her relationship to the ocean itself.
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Ink'dWell

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  • Conor McShane:
    20 Jun. 2021
    A tough and beautiful play that moves with a quiet, mournful power. It deftly captures the confusion and uncertainty of grief and the secrets we keep even from those closest to us, but finds hope and healing in the bonds of family.
  • Playwrights Foundation:
    2 May. 2021
    Playwrights Foundation highly recommends INK'DWELL, which excelled to the Finalist round (top 35) for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival out of 755 plays. Our community of readers felt this play best represented the mission of our festival. This work engaged us, inspired us, moved us, and was an outstanding example of transformative storytelling. Our local Bay Area Literary Council commends INK'DWELL as a compelling, relevant, cathartic new work which should be produced now. Congratulations! #BAPF2021
  • Joslyn Housley:
    16 Mar. 2021
    The play manages to be both quiet and tumultuous as we flow with Kendra through time and space while she confronts the truth about her brother's death. Adams shows great skill in writing dialogue that is natural and intimate. Each character is distinct and memorable.
    Ink'd Well presents a unique portrait of African-American woman/girlhood that is not often seen.

Development History

  • Residency
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    Fresh Ground Pepper, BRB Retreat
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    2019

Awards

Finalist
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Stage Play Competition
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Screencraft
,
2020
Winner
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New Light New Voices
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New Light Theater Project
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2020