Casey Rohrer RIP 2002-2023 We will never forget you Casey.
We are honored that Casey, who lived to age 20, graced our stage and also came to watch every show that he could.
When Casey Rohrer was born, his parents knew there would be a long road ahead. His umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, causing Casey's brain to be without oxygen. He was quickly diagnosed with cerebral palsy. As a result, Casey would never be able to speak or walk. His parents were told that he - "would not live and if he did he would be a complete vegetable" and should be institutionalized. However, thanks to the support and advocacy of his family and his own persistence, Casey came a long way. He was a student at Mira Costa High School and Hermosa Valley and View.
Casey was able to communicate with his family and friends with help from a modern machine. He had a great sense of humor. After landing the role of the Silent King in the 2013 Family Theatre, Inc. production of "Once Upon a Mattress" (story of The Princess & the Pea), Casey wrote his own play. He sent it to Craig & Suzanne Greely, Family Theatre, Inc.'s owners/directors. Casey was always interested in writing and directing. Casey wanted all students to find their own voices through programs geared toward their interests. Casey finished working on his original play, Once Upon a Road Trip, which was directed by local playwright, Angelo Masino. His play was performed to a packed audience with support the CRSF on October 29, 2016 in the 2nd Story Theatre.
Thank you kindly for your support,
Family Theatre, Inc.
In memory of the incredible Casey Rohrer RIP 2002-2023: Please donate to our CRSF for special needs and special circumstances fund. We need more donations to help support the four current cast members receiving the scholarship. Our fund for this purpose needs your continued support.
We would like to expand this program to also offer a college scholarship to a musical theatre student who has been through our program.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org - your donation is greatly appreciated.
If you would like to donate to the Casey Rohrer Scholarship Fund [CRSF] (for special needs and special circumstances performers), please contact us at email@example.com
Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
We kindly thank all of our donors and audience members of the Sept. 19, 2015 Benefit.
September 17, 2015 article (The Beach Reporter) about The Casey Rohrer Scholarship fund & our Sept. 19 Benefit