The Genesius Guild

6635 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46324

The Genesius Guild is a community theatre troupe based in Hammond, Indiana. The Guild currently utilizes the facilities in the First United Methodist Church of Hammond. The Guild was founded in 1984 as an outgrowth of the summer Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church. Our name is taken from Saint Genesius, the Patron Saint of Actors (see below).

Since its founding nearly 30 years ago, the Guild has produced dozens of plays and musicals, both at the church and at other venues such as the Center for Performing Arts in Munster. A typical Genesius Guild season may include a major musical, a non-musical ("straight play"), a children's play, a youth play and an alternative production.
The Guild, though hosted by the church, is not exclusive to members of the church, and reaches out to the community all are welcome to participate. All that is required is a passion for the arts and a willingness to volunteer - be it on stage acting, back stage on technical elements of the theatre, or even helping to staff the box office or greet guests as an usher.

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