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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  • 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.
  • Karlee Kulp:
    18 Sep. 2020
    Losing a sibling is never easy, but often times we only experience this loss from the outside. In Ink’dWell, we get to see Kendra’s healing anxiety with the fresh trauma of her brother’s death. This play draws you in, making you believe one thing and pulls a full 180 completely flipping script; keeping the readers on the edge of their seat. If you get the chance, this play is highly recommended.

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
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2020