Our Vision

BorderLight’s vision is to present visionary international theatre and build cross-cultural understanding.

Founded in 2016 by Dale Heinen and Jeffrey Pence, BorderLight Festival of International Theatre launched as a 4-day late summer festival from July 24-27, 2019 in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The Festival featured top-flight performers from abroad, world premiere and regional premiere collaborations between Cleveland-based theatre companies and international artists, and a “fringe festival” that drew performers from Northeast Ohio's vibrant theatre community and states across North America.