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

Founded in 2016 by Dale Heinen and Jeffrey Pence, BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival is a biennial summer theatre festival that launched in 2019 and will return to downtown Cleveland July 22-24, 2021.

Featuring top-flight international touring shows, world premiere collaborations between Cleveland theatre companies and international guest artists, a selection of free public events, plus a grassroots fringe festival that draws performers from across Northeast Ohio and nationally, the BorderLight Festival is a theatrical feast for all.

"BorderLight has ignited a beacon." - Thomas Mulready, COOL Cleveland