Peter Cooke AM, Ph.D., head of the School of Drama was a largely quoted expert in Backstage magazine’s recent story titled “The 2019 Theater Trends You Should Absolutely Know:”

Peter Cooke, the head of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama is here to help. Of course, helming one of the most influential performing arts programs in existence today, Cooke knows what he’s talking about.

“As we look to the year ahead in theater, I imagine we will continue to see more productions both on and Off-Broadway that explore the intersection of arts, technology and engineering—much like we have seen in the current production of ‘King Kong,’ ” Cooke said in a statement. “Finding new ways to create magical events on the stage through robotics and projection will be a trend.”

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