Loy A. Webb is a Chicago born playwright and theatre journalist. Her debut play, “The Light”, which premiered at the New Colony, was the recipient of the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play, and will have its Off-Broadway Premiere in January 2019 at MCC Theater. Her newest play, “His Shadow” will have its world premiere at the 16th Street Theater in Fall of 2019. She is an inaugural Tutterow Fellow at Chicago Dramatist, 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.