Loy A. Webb is a Chicago born theatre journalist and playwright. Her play “The Light” had its world premiere at The New Colony in January, where it was developed through their Writer’s Room 4.0. She is an inaugural Tutterow Fellow at Chicago Dramatists, and her one-act plays have been featured 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. Her one act play, “I AM a Woman” is published in both Wish to Live: The Hip-hop Feminism Pedagogy Reader and the Black Lives, Black Words International Project anthology. Additionally, her one-act play “Saving Inge” is published in One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide To Tiny Theatre. Loy holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and J.D. from The John Marshall Law School. Her primary mission with all her writing is to be a pointer towards hope.
Loy A. Webb's critically acclaimed play, The Light is now in an extended run at The New Colony through February 25th.
"The love that populates “The Light” — and there is much in evidence — is dealing with the pain of the past. And one of the central questions of the play is how a couple gets beyond what has occurred, if that is even possible at all. What is impressive about the writing is how Webb keeps intensifying both the stakes and seriousness of the relationship even as she builds the threat of that which is tearing it apart. You believe this pair of actors is playing people deeply in love, even as you see the growing chasm. And thus you feel deeply for both of them. And, perhaps, for yourself."
Chris Jones, The Tribune
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