15 July 2010 4:04 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

In addition to his skills building relationships onstage, Wilson Milam seems to particularly enjoy reconnecting with artists and meeting new ones. As director of Martin McDonagh's "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," which opened at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles this week, Milam has gathered an international cast and recruited other artists from both sides of the pond for this production, even though he helmed versions of it in Stratford, London, and New York prior to this incarnation.Nominated for a Tony Award for his direction of "Inishmore," Milam, a former actor, also directed "Poor Beast in the Rain" at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, as well as plays at Berkeley Rep, Woolly Mammoth, and Steppenwolf in the U.S., and the Royal Court, the Abbey, Shakespeare's Globe, and Donmar Warehouse in the U.K and Ireland.Back Stage met with him during previews of the Taper production of "Inishmore. »

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