Fargo/Moorhead Community Theatre (FMCT) has been working with architects, contractors, and city-officials to develop a plan to recover and rebuild after wooden beams spanning the 52-year-old auditorium were discovered to be damaged in December 2019. We are now looking for your support to make our plans a reality.
Since its incorporation in 1946, the Fargo/Moorhead Community Theatre has been a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to create, learn, and gather. Generations of artists and art lovers have benefited from FMCT’s mission of “enriching our greater community through engaging theatrical and educational opportunities.” The generous support of countless businesses and individuals through the years has enabled FMCT to stay committed to and grow within their mission over the past 74 years. Today, in both the literal and figurative sense, support is needed more than ever.
With the structural integrity of the building severely compromised, FMCT has been closed to the public since the initial beam fractures were detected. Despite best efforts to shore up the roof and relieve physical pressure on the remainder of the facility, the building has continued to deteriorate, and the scope of necessary repair work has greatly expanded. The situation has driven forward-thinking conversations by stakeholders about how FMCT can be an improved, more vital creative force while continuing to build upon the longevity and rich history of the organization. Through these discussions, a plan to not just repair what is broken in the building, but also expand and upgrade the facility has been proposed to better serve our growing community.
FMCT has faced adversity before and has always found ways to come back stronger in its mission. Right now, FMCT has an opportunity to expand its impact through a facility envisioned for the future. With your support, FMCT can continue to enhance our community through the arts and arts education for many generations to come.
You can make the difference.
We are calling on our most dedicated supporters and community-minded partners to help us “Raise the Roof.” Will you help us with a one-time or recurring donation today?
Contact us for more information about pledging a capital campaign gift to be paid over a multi-year period or about alternative contribution methods such as workplace or legacy giving.
””There have been some tears shed, there is such a strong connection to that space, but at the end of the day it is just a building. The crumbling of a building does not mean the crumbling of an organization. There are a lot of really smart and passionate people working together to get us back on our feet, and wherever we land, it will still feel like a home because it will still be FMCT.”Adam PankowArtistic Director