Peer Recognition: 2015 Annemann Award
Joe Curcillo has had a few good years of well-deserved recognition from his peers. In 2014, at the IBM/SAM Combined convention in St. Louis Joe was humbly surprised to learn he was the recipient for the Milborne Chrisotpher Award for Mentalism.
An interesting bit of trivia, that the Annemann Awards committee didn’t even realize until after the fact, both recipients of this year’s 2015 award are Italy Citizens. The other recipient is Luca Volpe, which was no surprise, but what we didn’t know is that Joe is a dual-national and therefore holds Italian citizenship as well as US. So, for 2015 Italy swept the Annemann’s.
Joe, like most of the previous recipients of the Annemann Awards wears many hats. He is a performer, who has years of experience, an author who wrote a top selling book for magic titled – Performance on Trial. Joe also has also made contributions to some of the most commercially successful mentalist in the field. These contributions are sometimes effects and routines that are featured in his peers products, or often times consulting advice regards to production or legal issues associated with the art. The list of luminaries he has worked with is extensive, just a few of which are: Richard Osterlind, Jim Sisti, Richard Webster, Neal Scryer and Jon Stetson.