Fake it till you make it: St. Genesius, patron of actors
St. Genesius isn’t just the patron of high school thespians. We can all learn something about acting like Christ from this legendary actor.
Anyone who was a member of a Catholic high school or college drama club during the 1950s and ’60s no doubt knows about St. Genesius—the patron saint of actors. According to legend, he was an actor during the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the third century. To win the emperor’s favor, he took on a role satirizing a Christian about to be baptized.