Loy Webb

Loy Webb

Loy A. Webb is a Chicago born playwright, attorney and theatre journalist. Her debut play “The Light” (The New Colony, 2017/2018, Joseph Jefferson Award, Black Theater Alliance Nomination) will have its Off-Broadway Premiere in February of 2019 at MCC Theater. Her latest play “His Shadow” will have its world premiere at the 16th Street Theater in September of 2019. She is an inaugural Tutterow Fellow at...
Loy A. Webb is a Chicago born playwright, attorney and theatre journalist. Her debut play “The Light” (The New Colony, 2017/2018, Joseph Jefferson Award, Black Theater Alliance Nomination) will have its Off-Broadway Premiere in February of 2019 at MCC Theater. Her latest play “His Shadow” will have its world premiere at the 16th Street Theater in September of 2019. She is an inaugural Tutterow Fellow at Chicago Dramatists, and her one-act plays have been developed at Black Ensemble Theatre, American Theater Company, 20 Percent Theatre Company Chicago, University of North Dakota, GI60 International One Minute Play Festival, Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company New York, and the Black Lives, Black Words International Project, in which she is an associate artist. As a theatre journalist she is a member of the Association of Women of Journalist-Chicago, a past mentor with the AWJ-Chicago/Goodman Theatre’s Cindy Bandle Young Critics Program, and a contributing theater critic for Newcity. Loy holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School. She is represented by The Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency.

Plays

  • His Shadow
    A disgruntled college freshman tries to step out of his older brother’s towering shadow and make a name for himself on the football field. However after tragedy strikes, he realizes his position is not in his brother’s shadow, but his radiant light. “His Shadow” is a story of ambition and activism, and which one emerges the victor when the two collide.
  • The Light
    A surprise proposal gift puts the future of Genesis and Rashad's relationship at risk, when they are forced to confront a devastating secret from the past. "The Light" is a 70-minute, real-time rollercoaster ride of laughter, romance and despair that uncovers how the power of radical love can be a healing beacon of light.