“Georgia”, A One Woman Play About Rape In Relationships

For this week’s Camels With Hammers Show I interviewed the playwright and actress Fariso Jordan about her one woman play Georgia which examines the theme of rape within committed relationships. Full disclosure: Fariso is one of my former students.

I have not yet seen the play but I read the script and was impressed with its nuance, subtlety and sensitivity dealing with various complex ethical, psychological, religious, and social issues. She lets characters from diverse points of view speak in authentic ways and successfully conveys a great deal about her own thinking without becoming didactic and browbeating the audience. You can see her perform Georgia live over the next two weeks in New York City at Stage Left Studio (214 West 30th Street, between 7th and 8th avenues). You can get the (very affordable) tickets for the show here. She has already taken her show on the road in the past and you can reach out to her to bring her to your college or your city by contacting Parlé Entertainment at 646.262.6026.

Below, is a brief documentary she made as a trailer for her show, followed by my interview with her from this morning and then a couple of short clips of her playing the characters from the play.

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.