Fellowship for the 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 the 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 rating1003 of 102472 of 74
Fund acquisition rating939 of 102762 of 74
Resource allocation rating962 of 102768 of 74
Asset utilization rating854 of 102459 of 74

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$357,831$617,300$816,725$401,784$518,789
Short-term investments$525,152$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$10,288,356$7,974,977$6,494,022$5,633,277$4,713,937
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$104,427
Fixed assets$284,241$536,689$88,469$107,921$179,581
Other long-term assets$1,958,221$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,242,462$536,689$88,469$107,921$284,008
Total assets$12,530,818$8,511,666$6,582,491$5,741,198$4,997,945
Payables and accrued expenses$136,568$352,777$289,186$137,830$247,144
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$136,568$352,777$289,186$137,830$247,144
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$43,803$40,980$35,300$14,153$0
Total long-term liabilities$260,078$40,980$35,300$14,153$0
Total liabilities$396,646$393,757$324,486$151,983$247,144
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$10,442,495$8,117,909$6,104,700$5,431,077$4,536,049
With donor restrictions$1,691,677$0$153,305$158,138$214,752
Net assets$12,134,172$8,117,909$6,258,005$5,589,215$4,750,801
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,718,174$6,062,205$4,441,532$3,781,008$3,269,667
Program service revenue$0$3,705,040$2,953,186$2,481,718$2,056,642
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$17,118$88,647$82,294$37,023($5,812)
Other revenue$0$21,536$60,796$22,338$14,321
Total other revenue$17,118$3,815,223$3,096,276$2,541,079$2,065,151
Total revenue$6,735,292$9,877,428$7,537,808$6,322,087$5,334,818
Program services$1,209,090$5,749,196$4,813,607$3,791,035$4,030,892
Management and general$665,215$750,407$845,511$750,240$737,131
Total expenses$2,695,597$8,016,977$6,867,273$5,493,887$5,524,105
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$4,039,695$1,860,451$670,535$828,200($189,287)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,039,695$1,860,451$670,535$828,200($189,287)


Max McLeanPresident$295,482

Compensation data as of: 3/31/2021

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/22/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Fellowship for the 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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