Apply to the 2024 BorderLight Fringe


Applications for the 2024 BorderLight Fringe Festival are Now Open

The deadline to apply is February 24, 2024.

The BorderLight Fringe is the open call submission. The application fee is $25. The Festival welcomes work from both established and emerging companies-we look forward to hearing from you!

Steps to Submit Your Proposal:


Click here for the 2024 application guidelines – your comprehensive guide to the Fringe Festival and the application process.
Helpful if this is your first time applying.


Save your answers in this Sample Application.
Important note: we provide this sample because the online form must be completed in one session (no saving mid-process)


Using the sample application as a guide, submit your official application via the online portal.
The deadline for submission is February 4, 2024 Online Portal


Pay your application fee.


Read our FAQ Sheet. If you still have questions, please email We look forward to receiving your submission.

Due to the limited number of venues and schedule slots, the BorderLight Fringe program is determined through a selection process. Your application does not guarantee acceptance at the festival. All proposals are reviewed by a diverse panel of industry professionals and theatre practitioners, in collaboration with BorderLight Festival staff. Productions that are not chosen during the initial selection may be placed on a waitlist in the event of a cancellation.

2024 Festival Dates & Location

BorderLight Theatre Festival 2024: July 24-27

BorderLight will remain anchored in downtown Cleveland, in venues in and around Playhouse Square.