Mario Farwell’s Biography

Mario Farwell is a native of St. Louis Missouri. He attended University of MO at Kansas City and received a B.A in Theater. While in Kansas City, he founded The Black and Avant-Garde Theatre. After graduating college, he moved to New York City and lived there for many years. He has had several of his plays and musicals produced off-off Broadway in NYC, in San Diego, CA and St. Louis, MO. Mario Farwell is the founder and current president of St. Louis Writers’ Group in St. Louis, MO. The groups mission is the development of local scriptwriters’ works.

Mr. Farwell’s has been writing plays, musicals, and screenplays for over thirty years. His insight into the complexity of the human psyche began at an early age. As a young boy, he would spend hours at his mother’s beauty shop. There he carefully observes the many eccentric characters that patronized the shop. He soaked in all the wonderful gossip and stories that the neighborhood women would spin. His play The Seamstress of St. Francis Street was strongly influenced by this experience. He looks forward to seeing The Seamstress of St. Francis Street fully staged by First Run Theatre in August 2007

His plays have won The Emerging Playwright Awards at Urban Stages in NYC, Summer Play Festival at Jungle Theatre in Minneapolis, MN, Best Play at Scripteaser in San Diego, CA, and The Last Days of Café, Café, I AM GOAT, and The Seamstress of St. Francis Street, were selected for production at First Run Theatre in St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Farwell full-length plays include Last Days of Café Café, Life Among the Trees, The Healing of Joey Padowaski, The Seamstress of St. Francis Street, Apollo's Way, and Icarus Wings. He has written numerous one-acts: I AM GOAT, Serves With a Smile, Beans, and Don’t Hate Me ‘Cause I’m Beautiful or a few of his short plays. He’s also written a screenplay entitled, The Eyes of Forever. He is currently working on completing Joan of Arc a musical drama based on the life of Joan of Arc. Chris Gibson is the composer on the show. He’s looking forward to Spectrum, a festival of one-act plays, produced jointly by First Run Theatre and St. Louis Writers’ Group coming in June 2007.

Thank you for dropping by. Enjoy!

Mario