2021 Festival

The BorderLight Festival returns July 2021.

In light of the ever-changing situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are holding the dates of July 22-24, 2021 and look forward to updating you as our plans evolve in the upcoming months. Stay up-to-date on the BorderLight Festival by signing up for our newsletter.

The application for the BorderLight Festival Fringe is currently scheduled for release October 2020. Stay tuned for developments.

For all other inquiries, contact us here.

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.


Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP)

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.