2018 is a big year for ISC! We are:

  • Moving into an expanded indoor Studio space where we can better serve our audience members year-round!
  • Entering our 15th season of bringing Los Angeles free summer Shakespeare performances (FIFTEEN YEARS?!)
  • Launching a brand new way for our supporters to contribute!

Should I give my hard-earned money to support Independent Shakespeare Co?

  • Do you like doing fun stuff with your friends and family?
  • Do you think Angelenos deserve the best, most exuberant, performance experiences?
  • Do you believe everyone should have the chance to attend theater?
  • Do you count yourself among “a fiercely loyal following that can't get enough of ISC’s kind of real-people theater?” [Broadway World]

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, join ISC in making theater that brings our Los Angeles community together!


By being a monthly donor, you will provide the core support for Independent Shakespeare Co,’s year-round performances and programs that provide equity, access and a really great theater experience!

To create an equitable society, we must consider that access to the arts plays a crucial role in people feeling connected to, and valued by, their community. Your automatic monthly gift is a big “heck yeah, I’m with you!”

Best of all, monthly contributions maximize the impact of your support, and signals your belief that when we come together through the arts we create a stronger and more connected community.

Monthly giving is the easiest and most efficient way to support ISC. Together, we make Los Angeles a more livable city!

Ok, so you aren't quite ready to commit to a monthly gift. Or maybe it's just not the right way for you to support ISC. Rest assured, your one time donation is vital to our work!

Prefer to mail a check?

Independent Shakespeare Co.
3191 Casitas Ave. #168
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Or call (818) 710-6306


We can receive bequests as well as gifts of equity. To learn more, please contact Marisa Johnston, Development & Communications Director at 818-710-6306 or marisa@iscla.org

Read more about planned giving.

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ISC Monthly Donors (no matter the amount!) are among our most helpful donors. Being able to count on revenue year round allows us to make stronger and more daring artistic choices. We asked some of our Monthly Donors why they are contributing!


Mary Goodchild, ISC Ensemble Member
I’ve been sharing plays as an actor at ISC for many years, watching the same children fall in love with theater and grow up in our audience. This year was very special; it was my daughter’s turn. My husband and I give all year because ISC is truly a gift—all year long! Everyone loves a steady paycheck, and no one deserves it more than our hard-working theater company.

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Scott Maxwell, Audience Member
I give to the ISC because it helps to bring world-class art to the city I've made my home. By giving, I make LA a better place for all my fellow Angelenos."


Erika Soto, ISC Ensemble Member:
"I believe in ISC’s mission to provide quality classical works to Los Angeles with diversity and inclusion at the heart of its storytelling! Also, it means a lot to me to be able to support a company that has nurtured my own artistic and creative life."


Jenna Kamp, Audience Member:
"I chose to become a monthly donor to ISC because the arts, and Shakespeare in particular, matter. Artists and their art--be it written, musical, theatrical, visual, or any combination thereof--help us maintain and elevate our humanity. Participating even as audience members helps each of us develop our potential to be better people in our community. Through the arts we develop empathy with others and compassion for ourselves. I think it is important to remember this each month when I see the contribution on my bank statement. Each month I know I have contributed something to improving our world, and I appreciate The Independent Shakespeare Co. of LA for affording me such an opportunity!"

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Eric Muhlheim, ISC Board Member:
"I support Independent Shakespeare Co. because of all it does for Los Angeles.  The Company brings classic drama to life with vibrancy, heart and wit.  The Company conjures a diverse community through the magic of shared experience.  And with generosity of spirit and intent, it does this all for free.  When you encounter such generosity, it is only meet and right to counter it with your own. Monthly giving provides me an ongoing line and relationship with the company through the cold(?) winter months until the Festival returns again in the summer."


The loyalty of our audience during the past six years has allowed us to envision a larger studio space where we can do more for our audience and for our artists. You can bring us home. Learn more and make a contribution here

Donations of every size will be recognized with your name on our Donor Wall!




Wondering if your contribution really makes a difference? Read on!

Natasha LeRutte, Teacher, USC Hybrid School writes:

ISC brought the text to life - something that at first seemed un-relatable all of a sudden became accessible and captivating. The sheer exposure to live theater helps even the playing field for students. Students from lower performing or low- income schools are often at a deficit to their more affluent peers. Through this experience, they will close the gap and be on par with their peers. It is incredibly important to see people who look like them in leadership roles and roles of power. The play and the text become that much more accessible to them and it doesn’t seem elite and exclusive.

After attending an indoor performance for free in our Studio, one audience member wrote to us:

“When you're financially in the 'red', you cannot pay for a performance even if you think that would mean a lot in your child's life, so you end up missing that performance. However, when it's offered to you as 'Free', you feel blessed that you can expose your children to quality theatre and performers. This also helps them with their school work and overall confidence level. Thank you for these offerings in the studio as well.”

Thank you to all of our supporters!

Our Anonymous Benefactor, Bloomberg Philanthropies, California Arts Council, Council District 4 & Councilmember Ryu, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, S. Mark Taper Foundation.

$2,500- $9,999
Ann Blanchard & Sandy Becker, Eduardo A. Braniff, James Scott Carter, The DEW Foundation, Robert Ferguson, The Hal & Kathleen Gershman Family Foundation, Leonora Gershman Pitts & Scott Pitts, Jack Horner, Michael & Fiona Karlin, Bennett & Peggy Kayser, Los Feliz Neighborhood Council, Scott & Kimberly Maxwell, Lauren & Eric Muhlheim, Pogosyan Care Foundation, David Reichelt, Susan & Bill Scheding, Halle Stanford.

$600- $2,499
Anonymous (2), in memory of George Reynolds, Ty Agens & Gloria Quinn, Leah & John Altschuler, John & Jill Bauman, Lois Becker & Mark Stratton, Linda Bessin, Elizabeth & Jonathon Brauer, Sandra & Mayer Brenner, Shannon & Daniel Brousseau, Max Coleman, Richard & Patricia Creese, Mike Ditz, Janice Feinstein & Paul Donnenfield, Shea Fontana, Neil Gieleghem, Diane Glatt & David Holtz, Lisa & Joshua Greer, Kenneth Grimes, Scott Hanlon, Brian Holihan & Suzann Weekly, Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council, Marisa & Greg Johnston, Diann Kim, Frank Lopes, The Los Angeles Breakfast Club Foundation, Paul Major, Paul McCrane, Gerald McGrory & Stephanie Patterson, Jay Polk, Janis Pretzlav &  David Turner, Renée Ralls, John Rensenhouse, Elizabeth Rosenblatt, Thomas Joseph Deegan Day & Nina Hachigian, Holthues Trust, Gillian & John Wagner, Edwin Woll &  Doris Baizley, Lynn &  Michelle Wood.

$300- $599
Anonymous, Sherine Adeli, Timothy Aldrete, James Auld & Susan O’Connell, Tony Boyd, Sue & Barry Brucker, Jason &  Nancy Cahill, Joel & Amy Carnes, Jacqueline Cohl, Matthew & Jill Colwell, Elizabeth Cook, Peter Cooke, Louis Fantasia, Jim Fielding; Grace, Carl, Hugo, Ilyan, Rusty, Bun & Ohana; Olga Garay-English & Kerry English, Wonderful Giving, Candace Green, Lisa Greene, Sarah Hays, Huntington Library & Art Gallery, David Kaplan, Bruce Katzman, Bianca Kovar & Takashi Yagisawa, Allan & Sandra Lakin, Kathryn Lane, Lizbeth Langston, Garry Lennon, Louise Lewis, Chris Lytton, Anne Marie Madla & Stephen Hamilton, Joni & Stephen Martino, Denise Mazzarella, Amanda McCarthy, Perry & Jackie McCoy, Patrick & Felicia Michell, Gwen Noda, Daniel & Dana Osers, Dave Otto, Sharon Oxborough, Lara & Mark Pranger, Sanford & Kate Robbins, Vernon Rosario, Dika Ryan, Tim Schildberger, Lexie Searle, The Shinderfolk, Catherine Sutton, Carrie Towbes & John Lewis, Alison Turner, Bonnie Voland, Christin & Matt Webb, Aviva Weiner, Gerald & Lynn Wheeler, G Wiester, Jon Wimbish &  Amanda Angle, Martin Zacks & Linda World.

Anonymous (10), in honor of Lisa Hill, Rosemarie Albright, Kathy Aldrete, Shannon Allbright & Joe Reinkemeyer, Irene Anderson & James Somes, David & Pier Charlene Avirom, Margaret & Danilo Bach, Yennaedo Balloo, Anissa & Paul Balson, David Bardeen, Tiffany & Stephen Barnes, Cheryl & Robert Barnes, Ethan Bauman & Susan Baker, Larry & Julie Blivas, Jeffrey Bloom & Natasha Baumgardner, Amanda & David Bowker, Anthony Boyd, Peter & Michelle &  Jackson Breitmayer, Paul & Meg Cajero, Susan Cassling, Jennifer Caterino & Michael Shipley, Melissa Chalsma & David Reynolds, Sue Chang, Elaine Chapin, Heather Clark, Allison Cohen, Beth Comstock, Cathy Costin & Mitchel Reback, Paul Craig, Josette Cramer, David Cranford, J David & Sarah Harden, Mary Elizabeth Day, Laura De Santiago, Paula Deming, Elizabeth Dennehy & James Lancaster, Stephen & Karen Dombrowski, Belinda Dong, Philippa Drewer, Jay Edwards, Tammy Engel, Teri Everett, Carla Fantozzi Palermo, Gregory Finn, Barbara Fisher, Mary Flanagan & Richard Harris, Adam Fleischman, Sarah Forth, Meg & Matt Gallagher, Toni Gallagher, Nancy Getty, Talia Gibas, Suzette Gordon, Cindy Graham, Cindy Graham, Julie Grist &  Paul Holahan, Erica Groten & Eric Varnen, Paul & Audrey Hanneman, Susan Harbach, Larry Harnisch, Susan & Norm Harper, Abigail & Lawrence Harris, Maxwell Harris, Julie Henderson, Michele Hennessy, Tom & Marie Hess, Sharon Hirata, Alexander Hoffmann, Rita & Jeff Hollingsworth, Bev Huntsberger, Francesca Innocenti & Brian Beldham, Jane Jelenko, Rick Kaplan, John Keane, Jack Kenny, Kelli Kerslake Colaco, Louis Kessler, Golnar Khosrowshahi, Michael Kim, Roberta Kirkhart, Katie Klapper, Brian Klein, Paul Kopeikin, Pat Kraemer & Jim Stockman, Susan Laemmle & John Antignas, Chris Lee, Jocelyn Leveque, Diane Levine, Beth Lieberman & Steve Landau, Rachel Lipman, Zuberdrone LLC, Richard Llewellyn, Pamela Lombardo, Mary Lou O’Brien, Christopher Loverro, Joanne Lutz & Ronald Gelfman, Kyle Maclachlan, Melody Malmberg &  Joe Rohde, Bunny Markowitz, Frank Martinez & Kathleen Ford, Barbara Masters, Alyssa Matos, Lenox Knight, & Suzette Higginbotham, Cyanne McClairion, Bernadette McNamara, Tara McPherson, Doug Mcpherson, Jocelyn Medawar, Phyllis &  Mitchell Miller, Mitchell Miller, Frank Mohler, Adam & Irlyaan Mondschein, Genevieve Morgan, Wunna Myothein, Richard Nathan, James Newman & Michael Mullins, Tom & Erika Ngo, Janice & Tai Nguyen, Michele Noble, Alexis Oberlander, Mitch Ofarrell, Deborah & Stacey Olliff, Kaitlin Olson, Martin Olson, Duncan Orrell-Jones, Gia Paladino, Elaine Paul & Darren Seidel, Michael Pearl, Stephen Phelps, Suzanne Prescott, Caroline Purvis, Tina Purwin, Sandra Quintana, Virginia & David Reece, Laura Reider & Scott Abrahamson, Laura Rin, Michael & Ashton Roberts, Alexandra Rockwell, Debba Rofheart, Judy Rothman, Lori & Ethan Ruhman, Carolyn Sax, Richard Schenkman, Benjamin & Debra Schuraytz, J. Scott Clark-Schoeb, Amy Scripps, Melissa Segal, Jain & Eliot Sekuler, Frank Shapiro, Thomas Sherman, Elizabeth Sholl, Sandra Sigman, Daniel Silverberg, Patty Silversher, Richard Smith & Lisa Chuong, James & Anne-Elizabeth Sobieski, Cat Sowa, Stan Spry, Susanne Stanford, Lance Still, Donna Stoica, Jamie Stone, Dakota Sunseri, Katherine Tanner & Michael Silverman, Tina & Chris Teodorescu, Celeste Thomasson, Mike Tuggle, Malcolm Venolia, Clifford Warner, Dana & Robert Watson, Carolyn Wessling & Peter Marks, Dana Wilkie, Margaret Willis, Ed Woll, Julie Yannatta, David & Erin Zabel, John Zinman, Jon Zuber, Karen Zumsteg.

$1- $119 (Wow, this is a lot of grass roots support!)
Anonymous (39), Olga Aguilar, Paul Alan Smith, Diane & Al Alancraig-Septien, Kim Allen-Niesen, Brian Allgeier, Christine Amarantus & Brandon Demaria, Sheryl Anderson Parrott, Mary Ann Gallo & John Bradley, Dale Anne Stieber, J.Ed Araiza, Richard Arlook, Faviola Arroyo & Art Pintado, Manan Arya, Kelly Aucoin, Matt August, Erica Ausman, Victor Avila, Richard Azurdia, James Babbin, Dylan Bailey, Tim Bailey, Paula Bales, Matthew Bamberg-Johnson, Tisha Banker, Jennifer Barnhart, David Baron, Jozben Barrett, Elizabeth Barrial, Stan Bartosiak, Adam Beamer, Sarah Beaty, Lena Becerra, Christina Beck, Christina Bedell, on behalf of Berta Khitcho, Sarah Bernard, Lynne Bernstein, Anessa Birkemeier, Jason Bischoff, William Black, Alison Blanchard, Ross Blocher, Bethany Boles, Sharon Bordas, Susan & John Borden, Shari Boyer, Alysha Brady, Eugenia Braniff, Graciela Braniff, Judith Branzburg, Drew Brhel, Juliette & David Bridges, David Brown, Sarah Brown, James & Susan Bukowski, Jonathan Burton, Carin Butler, Brooks Butler, Kasey Byrne, Lindsay Bytof, Egle C, Kayla Cabradilla, Danny Camiel, Rachael & Andy Campanella, Miche Campbell, Danny Campbell & Cassandra Johnson, Antoinette Caragozian, Sheryl Carlin & Bill Borough, Laura Carlone-Mooslin, Judie Carroll, Cecil Castellucci, Elizabeth Castro, Larry Cedar, Andrew & Sarah Chalsma, Barbara Chalsma, David & Janice Champion, David Cheney, Alana Cheuvront, Cassandra Christensen, Christian Chun, Dannye & Shane Ciaccio, Sarah Cifarelli, Lisa Clampin, Rachel Cohn, Julie Colbert, Christopher Comeau, Susan Connelly, Jon Cooksey, Laura Coover, Diana Copeland, Brian Cornelius, Tim & Marni Covey-Fitzhugh, John Cromshow, Suzan Crowley & Tony Armatrading, Jenn Daniels, Chava Danielson & Eric Haas, Eric David, Dorien Davies, Cari Dawson, Tylene De Vine, Danni Dean, Robyn, Demi, & Jonah Boyd, Cheryl Dent, Richard Denton, Jessica Dieseldorff, Alice Dinnean, Laurie Don, Emiliana Dore, Adam Drucker, Heather Dundas, Nicole Dunn, Greg Durkin, Ellen Eastwood Kiley, David Eaton, Nadir Elfarra, Karin Elsener, William Elsman, Ann Enkoji, Raelynn Esterlina, Dan Etheridge, Dan Etheridge, Helene Farber, Evelina Fernandez & Jose Luis Valenzuela, Robert Fewkes, Jayme Filippini, Josh Fisher, Montserrat Fontes &  Clarice Gillis, Austin Formato, Philip Friedel, Cindye Friedman, James Fuller, Anna G Johnson, Steve Gabel, L Galindo, Julie Garner, Jon Gathje, Adriana Gaviria, Carol Gay, Laura Geffen, Sue Georgino, Bruce Gershman, Naomi Gibson, Jenine Giusto, Nurit Glass, Renee Glick, Joanna Going, David Goldman, Rebecca Gomberg, Douglas & Lisa Goodrich, Rhona Gorder, Zoey Grayce, Joy Gregory, Ashley Griffis, William Grisham & Anne-Marie Schaaf, Paul Guilfoyle, Roy & Julia Guill, Ann Gumbinner, Emily Gutowsky & Nick Slimmer, Robin & Frank Guttler, John Haber, Rita Halasz, Kathy Hanks, Gayle & Richard Hardenbrook, Debbie & Mark Harding, Caitlin Hart, Lauren Hartman, Steven Hauck, Eileen Haussmann, Maurice Heald, Charis Hearn, Michael Hegeman, Sean Heim, Alexandra Helgerson, Jerry & Sandy Helman, Roth Herrlinger, Jennifer Hill Brown, Damon Hill, Louise Hindle, Nora Hipolito, Jennifer Hjelm, Jeff Holland, Roger Holzberg, Sally Horchow, Jessica Horn, Andrea Horwatt & Wendy Mitchell, Tim Houghton, Albert Hughes, Matt Hurley, Wes & Diana Hurst, Jennifer Hwang, Molly Igla, Sheila Irani, Kristen Ironside, Adam J Smith, Donna Jacobowitz, Eric Jarboe, Tonya Jarrett, Chris, Jennifer & Calum Ward, Jihee Jenny Park, Ilka Jensen, Paula Jimenez, Elizabeth Jouvenat, Aisha Kabia, Lali Kagan, Janet & Gary Kahn, Kim Kahn, Peter Kalmus, Shanti & David Kanter, Seth Kaplan, Laura Karlin, Tara Karsian, Michael Katz, Lindsey Keefner, Donna Kimball & Richard Prince, John Kimble, Barbara Kirk & Taylor Leigh Kirk, Aaron Kisner, Sarah & David Kitch, Nancy Klipfel, Theresa Knopf & Dustin Morgan, Matthew Knox, Amy Knutson, Gwen Koger, Mia Korf, Vinny, Kristen & Vivienne Rutherford, Chris & Mary Kuser, Michael La Guardia, Elizabeth Laime, Edgar Landa, Tim Landfield & Breon Gorman, Becky & James Langton, Yvonne Lara, Carolyn Leavitt, Junot Lee, Bernard Leibov, Carol Lim, Alexander & Shu-Yuan Linna, Adam Lively, Kalu Long, Robert Lowell & Audrey Carlson, Lisa Lu, Giao-Chau Ly, Maggie Mackay, Sarah Maizes, Margie Malig, Rick Marin, Steven Mark Popko, Esq., Alexis Markowitz, Alex Marrache, Eric & Sarah Marsh, André Martin, Karen Marx, Joe Masiero, Susan Mathison, Bob Mayberry, Jamie Mayer, Ryan McAnany, Lorrin McCormick, Michael McCue, Sara McCullar, Mary McGilvray, Leigh Mcgilvray, Johanna McKay, Casey McKinnon, Kate Mclean, Lara & Scott McNeal, Michelle Medawar Fricks, Tiffany Medina, Jennifer Mefford, Joe Mellis, David Michael Trevino, Ellenmary Michel, Dayna Miles, Melissa & Matt Miller, Joseph & Susan Miller, Boyce Miller, Craig Miller, Lesa Miller, Sandra Minasian, Alyssa Mitchell, Sd Modiano, Murphy Monroe, Carine Montbetrand, Carol Montgomery, Catherine Montgomery, Emily Montgomery, Michael Moorad, Coco Morante, Ayesha Motiwalla, Bill Motz, Mateo Mpinduzi-Mott, Sean Muhlstein, Jeff Muncy, Milton Munyer, David Nathan Schwartz, Nancy Navarro, Jennifer Nelson, Ashley Nguyen, Rebecca Niederlander, Sara Nixon-Kirschner, Nathan Nonhof, Paul Norwood, Steven & Sheila Novak, Screen Novelties, Ramon & Juanita O’Marah, Sarah Oh, Chaerin Ok, David &  Stefani Okonyan, Leif Olson, Francine Oschin, M Paige Fillion & Scott Hornbacher, Ricky Pak, Regina Palamara, S.G. Panosian, Michele Panu, Juan Parada, Angel Parker, Dana Parks, Amelia Pawlak, James & Julia Pearman, Nancy Pemberton, Allan Penales, David Pesta, Stefany Pesta, Kelly Peters, Ngoc Phuong Nguyen, Mia Picerno & Frank Venegas, Rebecca Pilger, Doug Plaut, Ross Playstead & Paula Hansen, Veronica Polanco, Dana Pollak, Chris Porter, Howard Posner &  Deborah Anisman-Posner, Elizabeth Potter Scully, John Powers, Kimberly Pratto Storr, Chelsea Price, Sean Pritchett, Brian Proffitt, Susan Proffitt & Josh Wattles, Ben Pruskin, Jane Pyle, Susan & Roberto Quintana de Foster, Kathleen &  Robert Ramage, Ann Ramage, Monica Ratliff, Tamsin Rawady, Anita Razzano, Patricia Rees, Paul Reese, Anna Register, Leslie Reidel, Kat Reinbold, Joe Reinkemeyer, Andrew Reynolds, Melinda Rice, Foro Riley, Sara Ring, Thom Rivera, Karen Rizzo, Donald Rizzo, Dan Roberto, Teresa Robertson, Gretchen Robinette, Victor Robinette, Kat Robison, Jorge Rodriguez, Rita Rodriguez, Kelli Roisman, Craig &  Shannon Rosa, Chuck & Sally Anne Rosenberg, Natalie Ross, Nicole Rossi-Standley, Nancy Ruben, Rachel Ruiz, Nicole Saba, Valerie Sallows, Sue & George Sallustio, Ralph & Amelia Saltsman, Linda Saltzman, Ali Sandler, Stephanie, Sandy & Steve Hotz, Katherine Sapiro, Joanne Scheding, Meg Scheding, Kathi & Rich Schmidt, Meghan Schumacher, Roger & Mitzi Schwarz, John Seeman, Hillary & Steve Seitz-Crystal, Lauri Semarne & Lisle Leete, Rhianna Shepherd, Zachary Sherman, Sarah Shinkle, Karen Shotting, Sara Sikes, Chris Sillerud, Geraldine Simmons, Michelle Simon, Donna Simone Johnson, Barry Simpson, Sarah Singer, Shawn Sites, Jim Skeen, David Skelly, Kim Small, Maggie, Alex & Finlay Smart, Oscar Smith, Richard Smith, Wendy Spears & Joseph Ginsburg, Charlotte Spencer, Susanne Spira, Mary Stanford, Mike & Sonja Stein-Wendt, Marcus & Joy Stenzel, Aleksandar Stojkovic, Nora Suk, Bernadette Sullivan, Gemalene Sunga, Anne Swatfigure, Marilyn Szatmary, Kiri Tannenbaum, Barbara Tarlau, Michele Tauber, Kristin Taylor, Lori Taylor, Anna Tecson, Shaun Temple, Egres Thana & Erina Vlashi, Rupert Thorpe & Michelle Day, Scott Torres, Jessica Townsend, Judith Townsend, Glenn Toyama, Thea Trachtenberg, Treehaus, Tara Treiber, Paul Turbiak, Kara Ukolowicz, Molly Underwood, Amy Urbina-Tigner & Ryan Tigner, Diane Vanette, Erina Vlashi, John Waite, Price Waldman, Marty Walters, Mark & Emily Ward, Zachary Warma, Eric & Karen Warren, Marc Wax, Joi Weaver, Stephnie Weir, Pam Weisberg, Valerie Weiss, Katherine Wertheim, Judy Wessling, Jennifer Westfeldt, Tom Whitaker, Lisa White, Laney Whitlow, Brooke Wirtschafter, Gwen & Mahlon Woirhaye, Christina Wolfskill, Juliet Wong, Tai-Ling Wong, Brian Woods, Diana Woody, Monica Wooters, Colleen &  Philip Wyndham-Hughes, Andy Yeatman, Mark Young, David Zabel, Shey Zanotti, Irving Ziskind &  Deborah Jansen, Rima Zobayan, & last (but certainly not least) Bradley Zweig.

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