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Al Staggs, performance artistAfter serving as a parish minister for more than twenty years, Al began a new career as a performing artist presenting his highly acclaimed, original one-person dramatization entitled A View From the Underside: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer to churches, synagogues, colleges and organizations throughout the world. He has performed at Chautauqua Institution; Trinity Church, New York; the National Cathedral in Washington, DC; the International Arts Festival in Caux, Switzerland; Riverside Church, New York as well as more than one hundred colleges and seminaries and hundreds of churches representing a wide diversity of denominational affiliation.

During the mid-1990's, Al began expanding his repertoire to include original interpretations of the lives of Clarence Jordan, Walter Rauschenbusch, Oscar Romero, Martin Luther, Roger Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Merton, William Sloane Coffin and William Stringfellow.

In 2008, Al published his first book, a collection of poetry entitled A Pilgrim in Rome: Cries of Dissent, accompanied by endorsements from Walter Brueggemann, Bishop John Shelby Spong and Bill Moyers.

Staggs' performances of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Clarence Jordan are available for purchase in DVD format as well as all of the justice books that he has authored during the last four years.

Al also continues to perform his one-person dramatizations as well as his comedy program, Laughter for Life, for churches, college and conferences.