In Between Two
Joelistics and James Mangohig
"This is a hip hop show unlike any other. An Australian narrative challenging how you think, how you feel about society and its moral fibre." ★★★★½ THE MUSIC
TZU’s Joelistics and ARIA-nominated producer James Mangohig are icons of Australian hip-hop and their family histories are as complex and layered as their lyrics. Both half-Asian, their respective heritages are woven through their experiences growing up in Australia.
From a nightclub-owning grandma in an open marriage to globetrotting parents with a political streak, the pair lovingly paint a canvas filled with failed proposals and religious strictures, casual racism and empowerment through music.
Like an hour with good friends—who just happen to have impeccable taste in tunes— this is a show that keeps to the beat of the human heart.
“…nothing is more satisfying than stories about people who defied cultural and social conventions to follow their hearts.”
★★★★ TIME OUT
Directed by Suzanne Chaundy and developed with master storyteller William Yang and writer Annette Shun Wah, In Between Two is a vibrant, contemporary portrayal of the Asian Australian experience.
Written & performed by Joel Ma & James Mangohig
In Between Two premiered at Carriageworks at Sydney Festival 2016.