On this page, you will find both interviews of Philip Auslander and interviews of the actor Willem Dafoe by Philip Auslander.
Auslander on the Radio
Interview on El Aguacate, BBC’s Radio City, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 4 February 2010 (audio).
Interview on The Beat, KUOW, Seattle, 1 November 2005 (audio).
Interview on Sunday Morning, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 29 May 2005 (audio).
Philip Auslander Interviews Willem Dafoe
I have had the privilege of talking twice with Willem Dafoe about his ideas on acting both with the Wooster Group and on film. The first interview, which resulted in a short essay based on our conversation, was commissioned by Michael Kirby, then Editor of TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies, and was published there in 1985. The version available here is a longer version published ten years later
Our second conversation took place over fifteen years later, in 2oo2. This exchange was captured for a video documentary commissioned for a conference on the Wooster Group in Brussels, where it was shown. A transcript of the filmed interview was published, along with some reflections, in an edited volume that emerged from the conference.
“Task and Vision Revisited: Two Conversations with Willem Dafoe (1984/2002)” in The Wooster Group and Its Traditions, ed. Johan Callens. Bern: Peter Lang/Presses Interuniversitaires Européennes, 2004.
Excerpt from 2002 video interview