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deputy director

Christopher Frank Curcio, American deputy director.


Curcio, Christopher Frank was born on February 3, 1950 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Frank William and Virginie Theresa (Le Gris) Curcio.


Bachelor in Speech/Drama, California State University, Hayward, 1971. Master of Business Administration in Arts Administration, University of California at Los Angeles, 1974. Master of Public Administration in Public Policy, Arizona State University, 1982.


Intern John F. Kennedy Center for Arts, Washington, 1973. General manager Old Eagle Theatre, Sacramento, 1974-1975. Cultural arts supervisor Fresno Parks and Recreation Department, 1975-1979.

Supervisor cultural and special events Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, 1979-1987, budget analyst, 1987, management services administrator, 1987-1997, deputy director, 1997—2006. Deputy executive director Valley Metro RPTA, since 2006. Management and budget analyst City of Phoenix, 1985.

Grants panelist Phoenix Arts Commission, 1987, Arizona Commission on Arts, 1987-1988. Voter Zony Theatre Awards, 1991-1992. Freelance theater critic, 1987-1989.

Theater critic Arizona Republic, 1990-1998, 2004^, PHX Downtown, 1997-1998, CityAZ, 1997-1998, Arizona Foothills Magazine, 1998-2002, Sunday Showtunes Broadway's Biggest Hits, 1998-2000, In Theater Magazine, 1999-2000, Variety, since 1995, KBAQ-FM Radio, since 1999, Broadway's Biggest Hits, since 2000, Arizona Producton Association, since 2002, Curtain Up, Phoenix, since 2004.


Active Valley Leadership Program, Phoenix, since 1987, Valley Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 1980-1994. Chair allocation panel United Way, 1990-1992. Secretary Los Olivos Townhome Association, Phoenix, 1986-1992.

Member American Society Public Administration, National Recreation and Park Association, American Theatre Critics Association, International Theater Critics Association, Arizona Park and Recreation Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: theater history, writing, reading, cooking, gardening.


Frank William Curcio

Virginie Theresa (Le Gris) Curcio