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About Michael R.

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Oklahoma City, OK

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Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied drama, voice and movement and believes all these skills help in expressing yourself--no matter what pieces you want to play!

In addition to working with students K-12, he also loves working with adults. I try to provide a nurturing atmosphere for someone trying revive or discover previously hidden musical interests!

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We begin with what we love. The student usually chooses one of his or her favorite songs to interpret. Later, we add music, usually from the classical or jazz fields, that build our skills and help us f
eel successful. All technique is based on real music. Learning scales, keys and music theory become part of the music. By the end of 6 months, we will have a "repertoire" of several songs that express our best self!
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Haden October 4, 2018
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Haden September 25, 2018
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He’s been great to work with.
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Greg September 23, 2018
· Acting · Online
The first lesson of the ten-pack I bought (to start) went very well. Michael was knowledgeable and provided just the kind of feedback I wanted for my solo vocal performances (I was looking for instruction on *acting* in solo vocal performance), giving me immediately useful tips for improving my next performance. It's clear that Michael has a lot to offer me. I look forward to more in the coming lessons.
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Michael R.

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About Toya N.

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Dallas, TX
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I have a Masters degree in Acting from the acclaimed Actors Studio Drama School in Manhattan, so I am well versed in most every acting technique; including Stanislavski, Strasberg, Meisner, Chekov, Hagen, Stella Adler, and beyond. I've taught acting to children, teens, and adults in the US and abroad since 2005 and my students are working! My main goal is to help you to develop your own set of tools for practicing the craft of acting, and to better understand your unique voice as an artist. Make sure to wear clothing you can move in during our sessions, and, most importantly, explore and just have fun!

About Toya
I have taught acting to small children, teens, and adults in community, private, and collegiate settings. I taught acting at the legendary Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City. My love of the arts has enabled me to study and perform in various cities throughout the US; including Los Angeles, where I studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, to Europe, Mexico, South America; then back to New York City, where I earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School.

I currently work professionally as an actor, singer, and TV and radio host. I've been fortunate enough to work in film, TV, theater, musical theater, hosting, commercials, improv, and voice-overs. I am also a vocally trained mezzo-soprano. Because I am still a working artist, I can not only teach you craft
, but can assist you in making the right choices to navigate your own way in the business. I offer private coaching to actors in theater and film, and singers in the US and abroad. I would love to share my knowledge and experience with you.

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I offer private coaching to children, teens, adults who have an interest in acting or singing performance, and for those who simply have an interest in performing or speaking in front of others. In addition to coaching those who wish to better their skills in acting, voice and speech, and singing, I also offer coaching for non-actors; i.e., attorneys, business professionals, teachers, politicians, pageant participants, and other creatives, who want to improve their public speaking and communication skills.

*** Studio Equipment ***
High definition, quality camera for video and stills
High quality lighting equipment and MAC monitor
Ideal for video auditions and on-camera classes

*** Specialties ***
Acting for film, TV, theater, and commercials
Audition Etiquette and Technique
Light Career Coaching
Agent Ready Coaching
Voice and Speech
Public Speaking
Pageant Prep
Neutral American Speech
Singing; including Musical Theater
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Jill May 22, 2019
· Speaking Voice · Online
Personable and affirming!
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Kathryn May 11, 2019
· Acting · In studio
When I first started working with Ms. Toya, i was very apprehensive towards acting. However, she has inspired me to keep working towards my goals and instilled in me a confidence i had never known.
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Kuran May 11, 2019
· Acting · In studio
Toya Nash helped me tremendously. The first time i saw her I immediately knew that this is the acting coach that i have been waiting for. She teaches you the necessary fundamentals to become a successful actor or actress and provides you with so much prep that it will be impossible to not do well once you start auditioning. She has made a change in my acting career that allows me to take it to the next level.
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Toya N.

Dallas, TX 75244
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About Tia Dionne H.

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West New York, NJ
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I am a Master Teacher with over 20 years of coaching and directing experience, and 25 years of acting experience with primetime, daytime, motion picture, and theatre, as well as numerous national commercial and voiceover credits. 100% of my private students have garnered acceptance to Universities and acting programs of their choice, i.e., USC, Ithaca, NYU, Boston Conservatory, Syracuse, University of the Arts, CAP21, and the Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Drama Program, to name a very few.

About Tia Dionne
Master Teacher, Tia H. has been teaching private lessons since 2000 and is currently available to teach lessons at her home(s), in studio, and online. She has helped students master audition techniques for theatre and film/TV--especially, helping students prepare for college and agent/manager auditions, gain confidence, and take their work to the next level.

Tia H. received training at The Stella Adler Conservatory (1996), and Case Western Reserve University where she received a M.A. and B.A. degree in English Literature. She looks forward to providing a safe space and fresh perspective that empowers students to achieve their goals. Tia H.’s intuitive, open, and non-judgmental teaching style allows her to tailor sessions to fit her students. And while she is extremely encouraging, she will never let a student get away with less than th
eir best.

With Tia H., there is no “I will try”. There is only “I can.”
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Tia Dionne H.

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About James W.

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Los Angeles, CA
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My MFA is from a top 3 actor training program. I have been coaching actors for over a decade. I live in Los Angeles and work professionally as an actor in theatre, film, and television. I have such a wide variety of techniques at my disposal that I bring whatever technique seems to be best suited to the you and the material you are working on. I have taught at The American Conservatory Theatre, The Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre, The Theatre of Arts, Naropa University, and privately.

About James
I have been teaching and coaching for over a decade.

I live in Los Angeles and work professionally as an actor in theatre, film, and television.

I have an MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre. With my PhD research at the California Institute of Integral Studies (funded by The Esalen Institute) I explored a distinct teaching approach that focuses on cultivating the extraordinary capacities of great actors.

I have taught at The American Conservatory Theatre, The Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre, The Theatre of Arts, Naropa University, and privately.

I love the creative process of teaching, and I teach primarily through caring relationship to my students.

We can meet online or in person. I have a huge library of resources to support you with. I also will often record our lessons so you can listen or watch them
multiple times as a way to get maximum value from the work we do.
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Jeffrey May 30, 2017
· Acting · In studio
James Wagner is actually the best teacher of creative work I've ever had in any field, and as a writer/ filmmaker/ musician dude, I have had a lot! His teaching is rigorous, passionate, and results-driven, while remaining flexible and sensitive at the same time. His knowledge of acting and theatre theory is endless. He is always trying to expand the possibilities in his classes, bringing in guest speakers, and facilitating unexpected exercises. He is also an inspiring, warm hearted person. Kate and I started a theatre company with actors we all met in his classes, so that should tell you something. I honestly would not be the same person had I not encountered his generous vision of acting and theatre. You cannot go wrong by having him as a coach or teacher.
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Deborah May 26, 2017
· Theater Acting · In studio
I met James when I took his class at Berkeley Rep (Eugene O'neill scene studies). I immediately knew he was the kind of Acting coach I'd want to train me, the level of professionalism and high standards is invaluable. During a short trip to LA, I met with James for a 3 hours coaching in which we created a 3 year plan to go from Student actor to working actor this was followed up with some online (Skype) sessions. Next I took another scene study with James at Berkeley Rep in which we workshopped Contemporary plays, James in a kind, professional way was able to push me to the level he knew and expected his students to be. And recently I took an Actor's retreat end of last year, again I left the retreat so inspired and motivated. I can tell you now that I have been in a few Theatre productions, I have and continue to meet the goals we set out for me sooner than what we had mapped out. I couldn't have done it without James vast knowledge of acting and motivation. I highly recommend you study with James!
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Gino May 20, 2017
· Stage Performance · In studio
I've studied with James in both a workshop context, and one-to-one on-line. Both were very valuable and enjoyable experiences. James is a very skilled actor, a very learned man, and an insightful teacher and director. Each element of his teaching is a different expression of a life that is clearly committed to his art as an actor. I found working with him to provide a deep new view of the playwright we studied (Albee in our case), and a very supportive guide to my personal work as an actor. I can highly recommend him.
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James W.

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About Rob P.

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North Hollywood, CA
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Teaching came to me through the recommendations of my own acting teachers. When I followed their advice I found that I could really connect and communicate with my students with the same clarity and communication that I had with other actors. I found that I could really assess and convey to them what they needed to really crystallize both their experience and delivery of a given character and/ or scene, and in such a way that they REALLY enjoy the process! Together we take them on a journey of enhanced self-discovery and delivery. My lifetime in the performing arts, close to 20 years of professional acting (on both coasts), years of intensive study with some of the true greats (Gary Austin, Dave Razowsky, Barbara Niven, Terry Schreiber, Wenndy Mackenzie, Jeffrey Sweet, Carol Fox Prescott, and others), and experience directing, casting, and producing in Los Angeles all inform the process we engage. I'm proud to say that many of my students have exclaimed that my class was the best, or ...

About Rob
*PLEASE NOTE: I am currently away a lot, so most sessions will be online. HOWEVER, when signing up check with me re our locations at the time and perhaps we can schedule an in-person session. ALSO, I LOVE to travel to locations to teach private tutorials or group workshops and would love to do so! So, let me know if that's something you'd like to coordinate.

I've been so blessed to have had game-changing acting teachers who really "got," affirmed, challenged, invigorated, and transformed me. They've helped me in so many ways in my career and life overall. I want you to have that, too! I LOVE THE PROCESS - AND YOU WILL, TOO! There is as much joy and discovery to be had in every acting moment as there is technical prowess to be honed, and in order to make the whole thing synergize both have to be involved and engaged. The truth is that
you, as you are, have a great deal of it already covered, but you just may not know what you know and what you have. Discovering that is joyful and empowering, and the rest is a combination of learning how to perfect and wield what you already know and learning the tools and techinques you don't yet know. Then it's a matter of repeating and honing that with someone who you can trust; a teacher who really gets you, your type(s), your joy, your own unique colors and qualities.

You also need a teacher and coach who knows the particulars and requirements the industry has and will expect of you. I've worked on the east coast, in Los Angeles, and other places around the country, on stage and on the big and small screens. I performed for years on the world renowned Groundlings stage under the direction of The Groundlings' founder Gary Austin, in his Improv Troupes. He literally gestated the original SNL yet openly referred to our group as "the best group of improvisational actors I've ever worked with in my entire career!" I still can't get over that one and probably never will. I also studied with Dave Razowsky, Michael Gellman, Jeffrey Sweet, Carol Fox Prescott, Wenndy Mackenzie, Terry Schreiber, Barbara Niven, John Strawbridge, and others. I found myself on many a stage out there while acting in films, etc., as well. Along the way I've also directed, produced, and cast feature films and shows, and of course taught. SO, let's get you on the track to real learning and growth. Also, as I put together other workshops and conferences with other teacher associates of mine - expert, renown actors and teachers from New York, Hollywood, and elsewhere - I'll keep you posted so you can not just go to but live in the next level. I look forward to it.

**NOTE: I'm now bi-coastal, dividing my time primarily between Los Angeles, CA and Baltimore, MD, but am also often in NYC and DC. So, wherever you are, if we're in geographical proximity to each other when you need a session, we'll meet up in person; and if not, no worries, we'll work together online right here in the online classroom! We'll just play it by ear. (I will also travel to any city where there are enough students interested in taking a class and offer an intensive workshop, and possibly also private coaching if time allows. We'll work out the details and pricing for those on a case-by-case basis, but please don't hesitate to contact me about such an event if you're interested in one. I'm happy to do these kinds of classes!)
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Lucas C. November 18, 2017
· Voice Acting · Online
Great experience! Really kind, fun, casual, and expressive, and I can't wait for more lessons!
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Cheryl October 4, 2017
· Acting · In studio
As an acting coach/teacher, Rob is warm, intuitive, and very giving - as an actor himself, he is talented, surprising, and inventive; it is such a joy to watch him take these wonderful gifts and translate them back and forth between the two arenas. He has much to share as an instructor - highly recommended!
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Shamos September 28, 2017
· Acting · In studio
Rob's many years of experience coupled with his open and fun personality make him a perfect mentor and teacher for anyone interested in trying their hand at acting! Treat yourself!
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About Amanda D.

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Come learn and have a blast with a professional competitive and Broadway and Hollywood Actor!! Perfect your craft with various acting techniques, a specially designed warmup program and audition techniques! Land your next acting gig after taking lessons with me!

About Amanda
Hello Lovely future students!!! I am a professional actor, dancer, choreographer, director and a Texas state certified educator! I have taught nearly every subject in public schools from grades k - 12 as well as acting, musical theatre, dance and voice at the college level! I attended both SMU and TCU, graduating with a BFA and MFA in Theatre performance, dance, radio/tv/film production and Criminal Justice!

Acting students can expect to improve each week in their character development, technique, script analysis and realistic performance abilities. We will also explore theatre spaces, prepare for auditions and determine specific physical warm ups designed for the individual student to assist in releasing tension. I strive to help all students perform at their highest level and obtain professional opportunities!

Dance students can expe
ct to learn technique styles and combinations in accordance with the style of dance we are learning. Students will experience various forms of dance, warm ups and physical conditioning. We will practice technique as well as audition and dance call preparation. It is a goal to assist to students in their craft and guide them to achieve their personal goals within dance -whether that be stage or commercial dance!

Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. Every voice has a unique timbre; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression.

Academic students can look forward to a fun learning environment, honing in concepts from their subject in a unique, non lecture style. I am an incredibly hands on teacher and love to incorporate technology into my lessons!

While the arts are my passion, a well rounded academic student is a must! I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better performer!
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Abbi May 16, 2018
· Child Acting · In studio
Amanda has a true love for kiddos and a creative spark you can't deny! She helped my son gain confidence as an actor and truly inspired his natural talent.
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Caitlin F. December 13, 2017
· Acting · In studio
Thanks Caitlin learned a lot and is doing much better in her performance now.
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Amanda D.

Richardson, TX 75080
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About Kaitlyn O.

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Oakland, CA

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Need help prepping for an audition? Interested in warm-up techniques that make you feel more in your body? Curious about the variations of methods from Stella Adler to Alexander Technique to Stanislavski to Uta Hagen? Striving to understand how to understand how to get to the gut of a character? Just feel like being goofy and getting out of your head? All ages are welcome. Lessons are customized around the needs/goals of each student. In my class you will build a strong foundation for the base techniques of character study, improvisational techniques, scene study. When do you want to jump in?

About Kaitlyn
Hi there, y'all! I'm Kaitlyn, otherwise known as Tega.

I've been all around the coasts of the U.S. starting from New Jersey, down south to Atlanta, and now hailing from Oakland in California. I come from a BFA in Performing Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design, and have been acting, improvising, and writing for over 10 years now.

To be frank- I am less interested in me, and more interested about you. I believe that the base of performing comes from truth and trust in your gut, and so that requires you to be honest with who you are internally and who you are among others. That being said, let's dig into what you bring to the table. There is a performer in each of us, it is just a matter of giving them a little nudge.
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Kaitlyn O.

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About David C.

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West Springfield, MA

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With over 10 years of teaching under my belt, I've developed a holistic approach honed by years of practical experience in many different areas of the performing arts. I have an intense passion for music and acting, and I'm deeply committed to helping my students find and nurture what makes them unique, while at the same time giving them the tools they need to be able to meet and exceed the demands placed on today’s performers.

About David
I am an accomplished vocalist, pianist and actor and have been involved in the performing arts from a very young age. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, I have entertained audiences in several different countries, and I bring a unique blend of multicultural experiences into everything I do.

Performance credits include: Off-Broadway, Cabaret and Regional Theatre plays and musicals, roles in several independent films, solo piano recitals, experience as lead singer, keyboardist and back-up vocalist for acts in a variety of genres ranging from Blues, Jazz and Soul to Rock, Pop, alternative and Spanish and Latin American folk music. I maintain an active performance schedule in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York City and the greater New England area.

With over 10 years of teaching under my belt, I have developed a holistic approach hon
ed by years of practical experience in many different areas of the performing arts. I have an intense passion for music and acting, and I am deeply committed to helping my students find and nurture what makes them unique, while at the same time giving them the tools they need to be able to meet and exceed the demands placed on today’s performers.

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and a certificate in Acting for Film from the New York Film Academy. I am a proud member of the American Guild of Musical Artists and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
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David C.

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About Jenny B.

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Grand Prairie, TX
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The Academy of Acting and Musical Theatre is an acting studio comprised of industry professionals and acting coaches that are trained and dedicated to meeting you at your current level of expertise. We are passionate about creating growth and have worked with beginners and professionals alike. Our coaches have worked in almost every area of the Theatre and film industry and know what it takes to get you to the next level of your career and deepen your passion for acting. Within the last 4 years working together we have produced plays and Musicals that have received over 82 DSM and Schmidt and Jones nominations, winning 2019 Best Musical at BOTH awards shows, and 16 other wins. We have produced a regional premier in collaboration with The Roundabout Theatre in NYC, World Premier in collaboration with The American High School Theatre Festival in Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, professional collaborations with multiple world renowned artist. Our students have been accepted to some

About Jenny
Jenny Bishop (acting professionally as Jenny Phagan) has been performing and teaching acting for nearly 20 years in both Dallas and Los Angeles. She is currently on faculty at Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy where she teaches Acting, Film, and Costuming. Her students have risen to state and national acclaim and most recently, she directed Bullets over Broadway which received the award for Best Musical at the Dallas Summer Musical High School Musical Theatre Awards. She has her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX and her Master of Acting from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. Upon graduating her master’s program, Jenny returned to Texas where she began her teaching career at Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, TX. While teaching at CHHS, Jenny’s students were statewide and
nationally recognized for various acting and technical theatre competitions. She had numerous TFA state qualifiers and winners, UIL Prose and Poetry winners, and numerous NFL (NSDA) national qualifiers. Her students won several awards from the Betty Buckley High School Musical awards at Casa Manana, most notably OKLAHOMA in 2007. At that time, Jenny was also awarded the Hummer Hero Award for Outstanding Theatre Teacher in North Texas.

In 2007, Jenny left public school teaching and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. Almost immediately upon arriving in LA, Jenny was cast in a short film which premiered at the Elevate Film Festival at the Kodak (now the Dolby) Theatre in Hollywood where she was awarded Best Actress for her work. She has appeared in numerous film and television roles as well as many radio and television commercials. A few of her credits include American Crime, Dexter, Parks and Recreation, and the feature film J. Edgar starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Clint Eastwood; but her favorite role is playing Artie and Diggie’s Mom on Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie. Additionally, she has directed numerous plays and musicals which often receive high acclaim. She is proud of the success her students achieve and is blessed to be a part of their journey. Her teaching is influenced by the methods of Stanislavski, Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, Larry Moss and Nancy Banks, with whom she currently still studies. She is represented in Los Angeles by Abrams Artists Agency and HG5 Entertainment and in Dallas by the Mary Collins Agency.
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Jenny B.

Grand Prairie, TX 75052
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