Meet Scott Ratner
Updated: Sep 21, 2020
Today we'd like to introduce you to Scott Ratner.
Current Location: Fountain Valley, Ca
Scott, before we jump into it, why don't you tell us a little about your story.
I began in local theatre about 45 years ago. With an interest in magic I became a member of the Magic Castle at age 15, and later performed with the Young Americans. I worked as a performer for 21 years at Disneyland, and now I am in my 23rd year doing the same at Knott’s Berry Farm. All along my interests have been classic cinema and golden age detective fiction (my one act play, Kill A Better Mousetrap has now played on three continents).
Overall, has it been a rather smooth road? If not, what are some of the struggles you've experienced along the way?
No, it hasn’t been a smooth road, but I myself have created most of the obstacles that have hindered me.
Can you tell us about what you are currently working on? Anything you have been focused on during this time of quarantine?
I’m working on a taxonomy of puzzle plot principles and devices, and otherwise trying to keep healthy and safe.
Do you have an early childhood memory that you fondly remember?
Probably my first tour through the Magic Castle.
What has been the proudest moment of your career so far?
Watching my play, Kill A Better Mousetrap performed in Melbourne, Australia.
The upcoming Virtual Revue you are performing in is titled TOGETHER. What role do you think the arts has played in unifying people?
To me, unity means recognizing our common humanity, and working together for the betterment of all.
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