About Fellowship for Performing Arts

What is Fellowship for Performing Arts?
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.
Where do you produce your work?
In addition to an annual season in New York City, FPA tours its productions in major cities from coast to coast and internationally.
What plays have you done?
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.
How do you choose your productions?
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.
How do you select your actors and designers?
With our home base in the center of the theatre district in New York, we live and work among the most talented actors, creative talent and casting directors, who we engage to help us produce our works at the highest level of excellence our budgets allow.
How is FPA supported?
FPA is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit. We have also been members of ECFA since 1996. Ticket revenue covers about 50% of our annual budget. The rest comes from the philanthropic support of patrons like you.
What is the Fellowship Circle?
Almost 90% of our support comes from a group of donors called the Fellowship Circle. They bridge the financial gap not covered by ticket sales. Please click here if you are interested in knowing more about the Fellowship Circle.
How can I learn more or stay in touch?
Click here and fill out the form to stay in touch. You will receive our newsletter and notices when the next FPA productions will be visiting a theatre near you.
What is FPA’s 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.
How can I support FPA’s mission?
Tell other’s about our productions and invite them to go with you when a production is in your area. Make a one-time donation or give on a monthly basis to help us budget for the next production.

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About Max McLean

Max McLean is an award-winning actor and founder and artistic director of New York City-based Fellowship for Performing Arts.
Max stars in the recently released film The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis, which has been seen in cinemas and on video on demand in 127 countries.
Max adapted for the stage The Screwtape LettersC.S. Lewis  on Stage: The Most Reluctant ConvertThe Great DivorceGenesis and Mark’s Gospel.
As a stage actor, he created the roles of Screwtape in New York, on national tour and in London; C.S. Lewis in The Most Reluctant Convert on national tour and in an extended 15-week run in New York; 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 TimesWashington PostBoston GlobeChicago TribuneWall Street Journal and CNN to name a few media outlets.

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