Saint Genesius of Rome (died c. 286 or c. 303) was an actor who worked in a series of plays that mocked Christianity. One day while performing in a work that made fun of baptism he received sudden wisdom from God, realized the truth of Christianity, and had a conversion experience on stage. He announced his new faith, and refused to renounce it, even when ordered to do so by Emperor Diocletian. He is the patron saint of actors, lawyers, barristers, clowns, comedians, converts, dancers, epileptics, musicians, PRINTERS, stenographers, and torture victims. His feast day is 25 August.