2021 Festival

BorderLight 2021: A Virtual Fringe Festival

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 BorderLight Festival will be fully virtual and remote-access experiences.

Tune in July 22 - July 31 for a robust selection of

  • on-demand fringe theatre performances,
  • virtual interactive events, and
  • self-guided audio adventures

All created by international, national and local independent theatre makers. Tickets go on sale in July!

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2021 BorderLight VIRTUAL Fringe Festival

"BorderLight has ignited a beacon."

- Thomas Mulready, COOL Cleveland

2019 Festival Recap

BorderLight's debut exceeded expectations by key measures. Enjoy this recap and get a taste of what's to come in 2021.

Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback of artists and audiences alike - we believe Cleveland is ready to embrace the festival as part of the cultural landscape of the city.


Roger Titley's Creatures

With the support of key advisors, stakeholders, staff, and board, we are excited to announce that the next BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival will take place July 2021. We hope you will join us in advancing BorderLight’s growth as an enduring biennial summer theatre festival and a sustainable organization.


And thus, our work continues! The last few months have included everything from touring prospective new venues downtown, attending a national convening of fringe festival producers, building our base of supporters, and preliminary work on the international programming front. It is a fertile and active time for our young organization. We welcome your interest, your curiosity, your commitment, and your support.



In the meantime...

Relive the magic of the festival by following this link which includes photos, press, and other highlights. And please consider supporting our efforts by making a donation with the button below. Every bit counts - thank you.