THE STAGE AND ISLAND PARK
FARGO MOORHEAD COMMUNITY THEATRE
Our mission is to provide theatrical and educational opportunities to engage and enrich the greater community.
NORTHERN PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS BUILDING
THE FARGO MOORHEAD COMMUNITY THEATRE
Since its founding in 1946, the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre (FMCT) has provided a wide range of theatrical experiences to the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area and surrounding rural communities. The Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre is the longest running community theatre organization in the Red River Valley Region of Minnesota and North Dakota.
THE STAGE AT ISLAND PARK
In the 1960’s the building now known as The Stage at Island Park was beginning to take shape, being built in a style similar to the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, with a thrust stage, and three-fourths theatre-in–the round effect. The theatre was built with support from the local Unions and the Fargo Park District. No capital funds contributed to The Stage's construction, just fellow community members working toward the common goal of creating a facility for theatre to grow and prosper.
For many years FMCT had an open-air gazebo. In 2011, the Burgum family gifted funds to build the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum pavilion. This additional space is not only beautiful as you look into Island Park but it provides additional space for groups to gather prior to a performance, additional space for rehearsals or a lovely space for a small wedding.
FMCT and The Stage at Island Park are officially organized under the name Northern Prairie Performing Arts.
NPPA’s Activities are made possible in part through the generous support of the following agencies: The North Dakota Council on the Arts through appropriations from the North Dakota State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts and the cities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo through the Arts Partnership. FMCT is a member of The Arts Partnership, the American Association of Community Theatre, Red River Attractions, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, the Downtown Community Partnership and North Dakota Arts Alliance. NPPA is also listed with Dun & Bradstreet.
The activities of the FMCT are supported in part with proceeds from charitable gaming. In accordance with the North Dakota Games of Chance Administrative Rules, all financial information and tax returns are made available for inspection at NPPA by appointment. This information is updated quarterly. NPPA gaming sites include the Baymont Inn, the Old Broadway and the Windbreak Saloon, located in Fargo, North Dakota, Borrowed Bucks, The Loft and Parrots’ Cay in Grand Forks and Happy Trails in Argusville.