Max "Bunny" Sparber was the guest editor of MinnesotaPlaylist from December 2010 through February 2011, as well as being a longtime arts critic and playwright. His dramatic writing can be read at http://www.maxsparberplays.com/.
The way we make theater nowadays usually hides its process and leaves discoveries behind during rehearsal. Max "Bunny" Sparber looks at plays that remain unsettled, so that the performers discover the play at the same moment the audience does.
No new works will enter the public domain until 2019, and artists are told this is to protect our interests. But, as Max "Bunny" Sparber discusses, artists have a special debt to the public domain, and we're being sold a bill of goods.