BORDERLIGHT 2021

FESTIVAL RECAP

BORDERLIGHT 2021

2021 BorderLight VIRTUAL Fringe Festival

2021 was a year marked by pandemic uncertainty and the inventiveness of theatre artists, many of whom turned to digital in order to keep creating. BorderLight pivoted to a digital-only model, featuring 31 newly minted on-demand and live-streamed fringe shows on our website. We also presented two self-guided audio experiences that offered social distance: “The Walks” was created by Berlin-based Rimini Protokoll, and the other, “Under the Sycamores,” was produced by Cleveland’s Radio on the Lake Theatre, written by playwright Les Hunter, and performed by local actors. The 2021 BorderLight Virtual Fringe took place July 22-31. Here, we share with you some highlights from that special year.

2021 AT-A-GLANCE

923 virtual
attendees

155 participating
artists

18 world
premieres

1 newly-commissioned work

3 national
premieres

5 local/regional premieres

Audiences from 23 states and 10 countries

2021 SHOWS

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#txtshow (on the internet)

Be Local

Be Local

BEAUTY FREAK

Beauty Freak: A Staged Reading

Being B.A.D.

Being B.A.D.

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Black Mass

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BlackBlade

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Blood Earth Water

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But to work!

Cookie Tongue

Cookie Tongue’s Kaleidoscopic Bone House

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Di Yiddishe Vayb

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Five Spoons

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Hard Candy

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Heirloom

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Its Now or Never

It’s Now or Never: My Life in the Late Middle Ages

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Journey to the Kingdom of Hypnos

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Lupus

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Needs

Quest for Equality

Quest for Equality

Letters of Love

Readings in the Shed – Letters of Love

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Safe

Slanted

Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court

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SongCraft

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Temporary Occupancy

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The Frances Films

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The Living Doll

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The Poetry Psychic Project

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The Small Garden

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The TERRA Project 2.0.2.0

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The Walks

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Trainwreck

Under the Sycamores

Under the Sycamores

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Wait! There’s More!

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Web of Deceit

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What Do I See Before Me?

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Women Like a River Falling from the Sky