A Tunnel of Hope

A Tunnel of Hope ~ Friday, March 11 | 7:00PM | Sanctuary

King’s letter, also titled “The Negro is Your Brother”, was largely in response to an open letter published on April 12, 1963 by eight local white clergyman who were concerned about civil rights demonstrations taking place in Birmingham at that time. “A Tunnel of Hope” explores King’s consciousness as he puts pen to paper in the Birmingham City Jail, and sets it against the backdrop of a bifurcated national conscience.

This performance was originally commissioned by the Cross Cultural Justice Mission, a ministry of the Church of the Resurrection in Washington, D.C.

Sulmane Maigadi is a graduate of both Gordon-Conwell and ECWA Theological Seminary with a background in theatre, scriptwriting, and television. He has served as a Bible teacher, a young adults pastor, currently volunteers with The Augustine Center at Georgetown, and is a curate at Church of the Resurrection. His writing and acting credits include The Unveiled Truth (TV Series 2013), E.V.E – Audi Alteram Partem (TV Series 2018– ), and Last Stand (Premiere Production – 2014).

Stephen Horst studied theatre acting and directing as an undergraduate, and has produced live shows, music albums, and been a theatre and commercial actor for many years. From 2013-2019, he worked as an actor at the Kennedy Center with The Second City, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Imagination Stage, and a host of regional theaters across the country. He is currently the Director of Worship Arts & Operations at The Church of the Resurrection in Washington, D.C., and is blessed to combine his love for God, people, music, and the arts on a daily basis.