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Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Cureton was a cousin of actor R. H. Thomson. He attended high school at Lisgar Collegiate Institute, and later studied drama at Concordia University. He acted in theatre roles in both Ottawa and Montreal, including productions of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, Jack Todd's The Day Luzinski Stole Home and William Mastrosimone's Shivaree, participated in Montreal's first bilingual theatresports competition, and appeared in the television film The Boys of St. Vincent as Brother Peter.
Passages premiered in Montreal in 1993, with Cureton as the director of the inaugural production. The cast included Joe de Paul, Susan Glover, Lisa Bronwyn Moore, Patrick Brosseau and Pauline Little. The play was favourably reviewed, with Montreal Gazette theatre critic Pat Donnelly writing that "it should be a kickoff, not a swan song".
- "Actor-playwright Peter Cureton, 28". Montreal Gazette, March 8, 1994.
- "Passages is eloquent adieu by writer with AIDS". Montreal Gazette, October 22, 1993.
- "Actor, AIDS educator Peter Cureton dead at 28". Ottawa Citizen, March 7, 1994.
- "Stage struck; But new bard cautious so he'll keep his day job". Montreal Gazette, May 14, 1992.
- "Foolhouse Theatre troope shines in Shivaree". Montreal Gazette, February 13, 1991.
- "Anglophones face off against French in Quebec improvisational theatre". Ottawa Citizen, March 16, 1991.