Fellowship for Performing Arts

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Founded by award-winning actor Max McLean, FPA is a not-for-profit New York City-based production company producing theatre and film from a Christian worldview to engage a diverse audience.

In addition to an annual season in New York City, FPA tours its productions in major cities from coast to coast and internationally.

FPA's recent productions include the international hit The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert, Martin Luther on Trial, Mark's Gospel, Genesis, Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, the first New York revival of the Tony-nominated play Shadowlands, and the world premiere of Paradise Lost.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Fellowship for Performing Arts, Inc.
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1409
New York, NY 10036

Website: FPAtheatre.com

Phone: (212) 582-2920

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 521739276

CEO/President: Max McLean

Chairman: Hardie Morgan

Board size: 7

Founder: Max McLean

Ruling year: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


FPA carefully selects works from great authors and themes that can articulate the Christian worldview in a way that is imaginative, multi-layered and relatable to audiences from any faith perspective, or none at all.

Mission statement

Fellowship for Performing Arts exists to create excellent theatre from a Christian worldview that engages a diverse audience.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1037 of 109153 of 58
Fund acquisition rating1062 of 109456 of 58
Resource allocation rating969 of 109448 of 58
Asset utilization rating726 of 109138 of 58

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,364,883$357,831$617,300$816,725$401,784
Short-term investments$2,795,573$525,152$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$14,621,889$10,288,356$7,974,977$6,494,022$5,633,277
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$375,797$284,241$536,689$88,469$107,921
Other long-term assets$558,046$1,958,221$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$933,843$2,242,462$536,689$88,469$107,921
Total assets$15,555,732$12,530,818$8,511,666$6,582,491$5,741,198
Payables and accrued expenses$573,391$136,568$352,777$289,186$137,830
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$573,391$136,568$352,777$289,186$137,830
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$43,696$43,803$40,980$35,300$14,153
Total long-term liabilities$43,696$260,078$40,980$35,300$14,153
Total liabilities$617,087$396,646$393,757$324,486$151,983
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$14,856,790$10,442,495$8,117,909$6,104,700$5,431,077
With donor restrictions$81,855$1,691,677$0$153,305$158,138
Net assets$14,938,645$12,134,172$8,117,909$6,258,005$5,589,215
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,088,289$6,718,174$6,062,205$4,441,532$3,781,008
Program service revenue$3,448,211$0$3,705,040$2,953,186$2,481,718
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$74,655$17,118$88,647$82,294$37,023
Other revenue$155,663$0$21,536$60,796$22,338
Total other revenue$3,678,529$17,118$3,815,223$3,096,276$2,541,079
Total revenue$10,766,818$6,735,292$9,877,428$7,537,808$6,322,087
Program services$5,456,502$1,209,090$5,749,196$4,813,607$3,791,035
Management and general$701,828$665,215$750,407$845,511$750,240
Total expenses$7,860,054$2,695,597$8,016,977$6,867,273$5,493,887
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$2,906,764$4,039,695$1,860,451$670,535$828,200
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,906,764$4,039,695$1,860,451$670,535$828,200


Max McLeanPresident$304,732

Compensation data as of: 3/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/9/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Fellowship for Performing Arts ("FPA") came from Max McLean's vision to use the skills and techniques developed in the theatre to communicate the Bible. Max McLean spent years studying, memorizing, and meditating on the Scriptures in order to share its power.

In 1991 FPA was incorporated in Morristown, NJ and in 1992 received its tax exempt status. In 1996 FPA was accepted as a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and continues to operate in accordance with the criteria of ECFA membership.

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