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Fellowship for Performing Arts produces theatre from a Christian worldview that engages a diverse audience.

Meet Max McLean

Max McLean is an award-winning actor and founder and artistic director of New York City-based Fellowship for Performing Arts.

Max McLean Fellowship for Performing ArtsMax adapted for the stage The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert, The Great Divorce, Genesis and Mark’s Gospel. His recent writing and producing credits include Martin Luther on Trial, which premiered in New York in December.
As an actor, he created the roles of Screwtape in New York, on national tour and this fall in London; C.S. Lewis in The Most Reluctant Convert on national tour and opening in New York in February 2017; Mark in Mark’s Gospel; and Storyteller in Genesis. Max received the Jeff Award—Chicago theatre’s highest honor—for his performance of Mark’s Gospel.

He has been nominated for four awards from the Audio Publishers Association for his narration of The Listener’s Bible. His creative work has been cited with distinction by the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal and CNN to name a few media outlets.

Max has been married to Sharon for almost 40 years. They have two married daughters and four grandchildren. Max and Sharon live in New York City.


Fellowship Circle Newsletter

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  • • A New York Premiere for The Most Reluctant Convert
    Martin Luther on Trial Engages a Diverse Audience
    • Spiritual Hunger in London
    • From the Desk of Max McLean

  • • FPA Launches 2nd New York Season
    Screwtape Comes to London
    • Stealing Past Watchful Dragons
    • From the Desk of Max McLean

  • • 2016 Brims with opportunities for FPA
    • London’s Park Theatre prepares for Screwtape
    Most Reluctant Convert engages an agnostic
    • From the Desk of Max McLean

    • A Celebration and Look Ahead
    • Touching Lives With Imaginative Art
    • From the Desk of Max McLean
    • New York Times Review of The Great Divorce
    • Audiences Respond to The Great Divorce
    • Screwtape Letters Touches Lives
    • FPA Production Engages Students
    • Critics Respond to Screwtape and The Great Divorce: The New York Times, The Washington Post, World Magazine and more
    • The curtain rises on FPA’s New York season!
    • It began with ‘Hi, friends…’
    • Making a Difference by Design
    • With Eternity in our Hearts
    • FPA’s first-ever theatrical season…in New York!
    • New ways to tell the oldest story
    • Full list of Fellowship Circle members
    • A long journey…together
    • A committed Fellowship for the Arts
    • The Listener’s Bible at 20
    • Discerning God’s Will for FPA
    • The Impact of Excellence
    • 2015: A Big Year Ahead For FPA
    • Leadership Matters
    • Planting Seeds of Transformation
    • Martin Luther on Trial
    • Where Lewis Stood
    • The Great Divorce Inspires Audiences to Actions
    • Screwtape looks to London
    • FPA Puts Martin Luther on Trial
    • The Great Divorce – From New York to National Tour
    • Screwtape Continues Touching Lives
    • Open Doors for FPA
    • The Enduring Impact for C.S. Lewis
    • From Vice to Virtue by Max McLean
    • The Great Divorce Moves Forward
    • Audiences and Critics Respond
    • New Actor plays Screwtape
    • The Screwtape Letters National Tour
    • Creating Culture with Excellence by Max Mclean
    • Students Inspired by Screwtape
    • Critics Respond
    • National Tour Coming to a City Near You
    • Theatre as Divine Spark by Max McLean
    • From the Audience
    • Screwtape National Tour Update
    • Critics Respond
    • Theatre: Engaging the Imagination
    • Screwtape: National Tour Update
    • C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce
    • Critics Respond
    • National Tour Update
    • How Theatre Impacts Culture
    • FPA Has Moved to Broadway!
    • Critics Respond
    • Screwtape Letters in New York
    • Interviews Max McLean
    • 2011 National Tour
    • Critics Respond to Screwtape
    • Mark´s Gospel Wins Prestigious Jeff Award
    • Screwtape’s Surprise Success
    • Why Good Theatre is Needed
    • ls Christianity Alienating?
    • Critics Respond to Mark’s Gospel
    • FPA Opens New York City Office