BorderLight 2019: The BorderLight Festival Experience
There are festivals that entertain you for a day, and then there are festivals that stay with you long after the production trucks roll away.
BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival is new biennial festival of contemporary and international theatre that launched in Cleveland in 2019. Over 4 spectacular days, the festival hosted:
- 40 productions from across the globe (and homegrown in Cleveland, Ohio), staged in
- 11 indoor and outdoor venues in downtown Cleveland, from Public Square to Playhouse Square.
In 2019, shows included: international touring productions from around the globe, a fringe festival of fresh, alternative, and original performances from companies across the US, along with special collaborations produced by BorderLight, created in a partnership between visiting international artists and some of the city’s most celebrated local theatres: Cleveland Public Theatre, Karamu House, Dobama Theatre and Cleveland Play House.
Whether you’re an avid theater goer or new to live performance, or perhaps an adventure-seeker looking to discover hidden gems of downtown Cleveland, there’s something for everyone.
Click the link below for a recap of the inaugural festival.