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: Michael Tarwater

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.

Statement of faith

Fellowship for Performing Arts' statement of faith is summarized in the Nicene Creed. We are governed by a Board of Directors committed to the tenets of the creed and dedicated to sharing the Gospel through film and theatre from a Christian worldview meant to engage intellectually and spiritually diverse audiences.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating974 of 110455 of 60
Fund acquisition rating873 of 110547 of 60
Resource allocation rating778 of 110541 of 60
Asset utilization rating850 of 110450 of 60

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$775,275$1,364,883$357,831$617,300$816,725
Short-term investments$5,092,671$2,795,573$525,152$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$18,541,971$14,621,889$10,288,356$7,974,977$6,494,022
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$173,395$375,797$284,241$536,689$88,469
Other long-term assets$1,162,095$558,046$1,958,221$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,335,490$933,843$2,242,462$536,689$88,469
Total assets$19,877,461$15,555,732$12,530,818$8,511,666$6,582,491
Payables and accrued expenses$280,289$573,391$136,568$352,777$289,186
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$280,289$573,391$136,568$352,777$289,186
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$576,377$43,696$43,803$40,980$35,300
Total long-term liabilities$576,377$43,696$260,078$40,980$35,300
Total liabilities$856,666$617,087$396,646$393,757$324,486
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$16,960,897$14,856,790$10,442,495$8,117,909$6,104,700
With donor restrictions$2,059,898$81,855$1,691,677$0$153,305
Net assets$19,020,795$14,938,645$12,134,172$8,117,909$6,258,005
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,310,752$7,088,289$6,718,174$6,062,205$4,441,532
Program service revenue$2,940,692$3,448,211$0$3,705,040$2,953,186
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$361,908$74,655$17,118$88,647$82,294
Other revenue$226,570$155,663$0$21,536$60,796
Total other revenue$3,529,170$3,678,529$17,118$3,815,223$3,096,276
Total revenue$10,839,922$10,766,818$6,735,292$9,877,428$7,537,808
Program services$5,105,706$5,456,502$1,209,090$5,749,196$4,813,607
Management and general$644,876$701,828$665,215$750,407$845,511
Total expenses$6,573,085$7,860,054$2,695,597$8,016,977$6,867,273
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$4,266,837$2,906,764$4,039,695$1,860,451$670,535
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,266,837$2,906,764$4,039,695$1,860,451$670,535


Max McLeanPresident$311,700

Compensation data as of: 3/31/2023

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/1/2024. 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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