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 launches as a 4-day late summer festival from July 24-27, 2019 in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The Festival will feature top-flight performers from abroad, world premiere collaborations between Cleveland-based theatre artists and international artists, and “fringe festival” that will draw performers from the region’s vibrant theatre community and across North America.