Ted Sod: Why did you want to direct The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore?
Michael Wilson: Tennessee Williams is the reason I am in the theatre today. Growing up in North Carolina, I always loved plays from the time I was introduced to them in pre-school. It quickly became my preferred way of hearing a story. Many people say they simply can’t read plays; they find them incomplete, or much less satisfying than prose. But I have always loved reading dialogue, and imagining settings as described by playwrights in their stage directions. For me, plays allow even more room for the imagination. They demand for their reader to dream the behavior of their characters -- their dress, their movement, and the inflections in their speech – and conjure the action of the story.
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2010-2011 Season, Education @ Roundabout, Front & Center, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, Upstage