Tyler Civic Theatre Center is pleased to announce its 15th annual New Play Festival!

This event allows budding playwrights the opportunity to submit their unpublished works to an evaluation committee made up of local actors, directors, and playwrights for feedback and the opportunity to be showcased in a public Reader’s Theatre event to be held in the Rogers Theatre on Saturday, August 12, 2023.

Additionally, plays presented as part of our Reader’s Theatre event will be considered for our Seventh Annual “People’s Choice Award.”   The People’s Choice Award winner will have their play produced by Tyler Civic Theatre in the fall of the following year. 

Interested playwrights may submit their unpublished works beginning at midnight on May 12, 2023 and ending at 11:59 p.m. CST on June 12, 2023.  Plays received after the deadline will not be considered for this year’s festival.

Submissions may be emailed to as either a Word or PDF attachment, or they may be mailed or delivered to 400 Rose Park Drive, Tyler, TX 75702, on or before the deadline.

Click HERE for NPF Rules & Forms.

Click HERE to pay registration fee online.


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