Learning with Toxic Kiss

Hi there, it's easy to make the best of who you are - or change yourself completely. Acting is a pathway to escape yourself. Actors (like ourselves) discover the transformative power every  day - in every audition, rehearsal, and performance, we experience the same emotion. Desperation. Desperation to be the best we can be. So we've developed these techniques to engender this transformation. 

 

If you're looking to find a better you, let Toxic KIss tap into your latent abilities for transformation. To attend our classes, all you need to bring is your complete commitment to the art. Oh and some loose fitting/comfortable clothes. 

Our mantre: don't settle for yourself. Because you can do better.

 
Acting & Drama Classes

We run acting classes for all ages and all levels of ability and experience. Our qualified acting gurus, Margot Koch and Benedict J. Jay-Jaye, are trained in all facets of the professional actor's repertoire, including: audition technique, improvisation, learning lines and saying them out loud. 

Courses we are running in 2018: 

 

  • "Shutup and Listen" - for ages 5-17. This  course for children offers an introduction to the brutal realities of thespian life. If your offspring has ever expressed an interest in performance, this will provide an outlet for their creativity - or encourage them to reappraise their life choices in a supportive but healthily frank environment. 

  • "Commit or Get Out" - for ages 21-and over. A course for adults offering an introduction to the brutal realities of thespian life. If you're looking for an opportunity to develop your confidence, have fun and find a new social group - then this ISN'T for you. We're here to act. 

  • "So You Think You Can Act" - for ages 21-and-over. This course is designed for the intermediate to experienced actor - providing a journey whereby they will discover that everything they've been taught so far is garbage. Divesting the actor of the accrued misinformation bestowed on them by the many shonks, charlatans and self-proclaimed "experts" in the acting community will be at the core of this eight-week exercise in endurance. Participants will then be encouraged to enroll in the "Commit or Get Out" beginners course or give up.   

For more information, please register below and we will be in contact shortly.

 
Corporate training

Toxic Kiss offers practical skills-based training in communication, presentation and leadership for individuals and businesses in the public and private sectors. 

Effective communication is the foundation of a successful business and positive workplace. Representing two of Australia's foremost performers, Toxic Kiss have the skills based training programs to build confidence whether you're appearing as a witness at a royal commission into corruption in the banking sector or want to tell an elderly client that her spouse has died. 

Corporate training courses we are running in 2018: 

  • "Get Up There and Do It" -  this eight-week intensive course lead by Margot Koch encourages wall-flowers of all persuasions to embrace the unknown and get over themselves.

  • "Well, This Is Awkward" - over ten informative and practical weeks let Benedict J. Jay-Jaye guide you, step-by-step, through techniques enabling you to approach life's most disconcerting and uncomfortable moments with confidence. We'll cover subjects such as: getting in a lift with a nemesis, asking family-members for money to sponsor your art project and premature ejaculation. 

For more information, please register below. 

Please note, due to ongoing legal action,"Profound Movements" workshops have been suspended indefinitely.