The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) is the home of world-class, original American theatre, with roots in the Midwest that takes a handcrafted, artisanal approach to producing new and classic American plays that are nothing less than one-of-a-kind experiences.
"Martha Fuerstenau is a great example of someone who cares. Over the years, she has volunteered her time and served on the boards of several important organizations in the Jackson area, all with the collective purpose of making where we live a better place,” stated Jeff Daniels, Purple Rose Theatre Founder and Artistic Director. “Luckily for us, she's bringing that same energy, knowledge and sense of purpose to the Board of Directors at The Purple Rose Theatre Company."
Fuerstenau, who has been part of American 1 since 1984, has held many leadership roles throughout her tenure and is also currently serving as the Chair of the Henry Ford Jackson Hospital Board, Vice Chair of the Enterprise Group, along with serving as a board member of the Economic Development Corporation of Jackson County. Her past volunteer work includes serving on the Michigan Theatre Board and the Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History Board, including President of the Board of the Ella Sharp Museum.
“Having high-quality, accessible arts and entertainment are important for our local communities,” stated Fuerstenau. “As a fan of the Purple Rose Theatre Company, I could not be more honored to contribute my experiences through serving on the Board of Directors and ensuring access to a theater experience relatable to a midwestern, Michigan audience.”
About the Purple Rose Theatre
The mission of the Purple Rose Theatre is to create fresh, original productions that get our audiences talking among themselves and feeling something new.
About American 1
Established in 1950, American 1 Credit Union serves over 63,000 members, including over 200 local employees, with 16 branch locations across Jackson, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Wayne counties. American 1 is proud to serve the members of its communities by creating financial wellness through personal everyday banking.