The Glass House

Produced in 2010 at the Resonance Theatre in New York City, written by June Finfer and directed by Evan Bergman and presented at the Farnsworth House in Illinois and the Philip Johnson House in Connecticut. World War II has been won by the Allies. German architect Mies van der Rohe sees an opportunity, in America, to build his vision of a new architecture when he meets Chicago Dr. Edith Farnsworth, who seeks peace with a house in the countryside. Can their relationship survive his ambition and her trust?

The Glass House” explores the romantic relationship between a female client and a male architect that merely happens to have, at its center, one of the most famous houses in history.” – “Sex and Real Estate,” Paul Goldberger, The New Yorker

“An absorbing drama.” – Curtain Up

For her play about Mies van der Rohe to get noticed in Chicago, June Finfer had to take it to New York.” –“If You Can Make it There,” Deanna Isaacs, The Chicago Reader

“Ambitious new play.” – Brian Scott Lipman, Theatermania

The Glass House – a new, immensely satisfying play with smart writing.” – Oscar E. Moore, Off Broadway

Jersey Justice

A story of innocence and guilt. But who is innocent, and who is guilty?

Jersey Justice: The Story of the Trenton Six, a play by June Finfer, is the true story of justice denied when six young African-American men are accused of murder in Trenton, New Jersey, in 1948. Based on a recently published book by historian Cathy Knepper, Jersey Justice is the searing account of a pre-civil rights, pre-Miranda Rights, Red baiting, Jim Crow era. The fate of the men was a cause célèbre at the time (supported by Albert Einstein, Paul Robeson, and Arthur Miller among many others), but the case has largely been forgotten, probably because of the role the Communist Party played in supporting the men and attracting public attention.  Now a screenplay by June Finfer.