“The Abuela Luna Pictures film sets Shakespeare soliloquies against breathtaking North Bay backdrops…to capture the depth and emotional force of the Bard’s famed work.”

-The Press Democrat

Shakespeare in the Shadows, starring Mark Cohen and directed by Joshua Dylan Mellars, was recently featured in Pulitzer Prize Winning newspaper The Press Democrat.

“Actor Mark Cohen, who trained in London at revered Royal Shakespeare Company affiliate Guildhall, delivers a nuanced performance in the one-man show.”  –The Press Democrat.

In the film, Cohen plays six of Shakespeare’s most intriguing characters in locations filmed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area: from the storm tossed, supernatural world of The Tempest to the dank, dark corridors of Macbeth’s Dunsinane. 

Shakespeare in the Shadows Trailer

“Mark has breathed new life into the characters while staying true to the essence of the playwright’s words,” said Mellars in The Press Democrat article.

The film, which was recently nominated for an Emmy, premieres on PBS stations nationwide in June. The Northern California Area Emmy Award Gala will take place at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco on Saturday, June 2.