A Rock and a Hard Place

Bus driver Prentice Garnett has gotten into a physical confrontation with a passenger. The intimate queer community of Huntsville, Alabama is set ablaze as one of their own is accused of manslaughter. Prentice is faced with his greatest question yet. Is it better to be defended as a gay man or a Black man below the Mason-Dixon line? Is this queer community ready to admit the privileges and disadvantages that...
Bus driver Prentice Garnett has gotten into a physical confrontation with a passenger. The intimate queer community of Huntsville, Alabama is set ablaze as one of their own is accused of manslaughter. Prentice is faced with his greatest question yet. Is it better to be defended as a gay man or a Black man below the Mason-Dixon line? Is this queer community ready to admit the privileges and disadvantages that their intersectionality grants them?
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A Rock and a Hard Place

Character Information

  • PRENTICE "PJ" GARNETT
    mid 30s,
    African American / Black
    Gay (can pass), selfish, charismatic, joker, loner, idealist, receptive, Alabama native
  • RICARDO HERNANDEZ
    early 20s,
    Latin
    ,
    Male
    Gay (can not pass) witty, lonely, guarded, dreamer, receptive, effeminate, Texas native
  • PAULA HAYES
    30s,
    Black
    ,
    Female
    Lesbian (can pass), lipstick, loner, sheltered, loyal, drained, optimistic, Alabama native
  • EMORY PIERCE
    30s,
    White
    ,
    Female
    Queer (chooses not to pass), butch, dependable, ambitious, pragmatic, out since childhood, Maryland native
  • JIMMY REED
    40s,
    White
    ,
    Male
    Closeted (can pass), recluse, regionally masculine, lover, conventional, lonely, Alabama native
  • FRANCES "POOH BEAR" MILLER & AUNTIE BELLUM
    50s,
    Black
    ,
    Male
    Homosexual (can not pass), campy, former drag queen, loud, weathered, fighter, family-oriented, Alabama native
  • NAOMI CHAMBERS & TV ANCHOR
    40s,
    White
    ,
    Female or Trans Woman
    Lawyer, heterosexual, aggressive, pragmatic, calculating, reticent, witty, Illinois native

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    A Certain Something
    ,
    2019