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 running SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 15, 2022
@ 59E59 Theaters




Britney Nicole Simpson* as Kendra

Landon Woodson* as Isaac

Starr Kirkland* as Ember

Tai Lashaun  as Nia

Madeline McCray* as Maya

† indicates NLTP company member

* indicates member of Actors' Equity Association

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Written by Erin E. Adams

Directed by Tabatha Gayle 

Choreography by DeVo

Scenic + Projection Design by Anna Kiraly

Costume Design by Daricel Calcano 

Lighting Design by Annie Wiegand

Sound Design by Isaiah Howell

Production Stage Manager Madeleine Blossom*

Artistic Producer William Steinberger

† indicates NLTP company member

* indicates member of Actors' Equity Association

This play explores themes of mental health and depression and talks about death and suicide.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Support From:


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


This production is supported, in part, by a COVID Relief Grant from the Elysabeth Kleinhans Theatrical Foundation at 59E59 Theaters.

Kendra returns to her childhood home on Martha’s Vineyard upon learning her brother has died in a terrible accident. While searching for the truth about his passing, she finds herself tormented by a childhood ghost story.

As the mystery behind his death is unraveled, she discovers that he was drowning in much more than water. The ghost story, paired with her grief, begins to impact her relationship with her family and to the ocean itself. Ink’dWell is a poetic look at grief and how love lives on.

Winner of the 2020-2021

New Light New Voices Award