Cleveland Public Theatre at BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival

What is BorderLight?

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. BorderLight’s vision is to present visionary international theatre and build cross-cultural understanding. Visit www.borderlightcle.org to learn more.


CPT at Borderlight


Good at Heart

July 24, 25, & 27. Times vary; click here for details.
Hermit Club (Great Hall)
1629 Dodge Ct., Cleveland, OH 44114
Created & Directed by Hyeja Ju

Tickets: $18

South Korean theatre-maker Hyeja Ju, is the director of B.K.G. Theatre, which translates to Actors, Audiences, and Spaces Theatre. B.K.G. Theatre creates new work seeking to explore the human essence through experimental theatre and actor-centered stagecraft. Good at Heart is a physical, non-verbal performance inspired by the story of Anne Frank reminding us that genocide is a problem all people must be vigilant against.

This work is made possible through the support of the Creative Fusion artist residency program, a program of the Cleveland Foundation.

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Cleveland Public Theatre’s International Ensemble Projects

July 24, 25, & 27 @ 6:30pm.
Hermit Club (Great Hall)
1629 Dodge Ct., Cleveland, OH 44114
Colt 45: Written by Alejandro Moreno
Original Play by Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi: Created by Assil Ayyash & Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi Ensemble

Tickets: $12

A double bill presentation of original works by Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi and Teatro Público de Cleveland, multi-national and multi-lingual community ensembles resident to Cleveland Public Theatre.

Assil Ayyash collaborates with Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi to create an original play based on the members’ own stories. Alejandro Moreno’s Colt 45 (performed by Teatro Público de Cleveland) begins in the aftermath of a horrible natural disaster. Dolores and Daniel are surprised to find an unconscious Donald Trump. Drama ensues as they decide what to do next.

Assil Ayyash’s work with Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi is supported by her 2019 CEC ArtsLink International Fellowship.

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CPT’s Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP)

July 27 @ 2:00pm & 4:30pm.
Public Square
50 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113 (North Green)
Created by the 2019 STEP Ensemble, and Diego Aramburo & Adam Seeholzer
Co-Directors: Diego Aramburo & Adam Seeholzer

Tickets: Free

Cleveland’s longest-running arts and job training program for teens, engaging Cleveland youth in a powerful 8-week intensive. Alongside visiting Bolivian artist Diego Aramburo and Cleveland Public Theatre Teaching Artists, teens develop an original play and then tour it throughout the city of Cleveland.

This work is made possible through the support of the Creative Fusion artist residency program, a program of the Cleveland Foundation.

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