I couldn't have asked for a better way to start out in Los Angeles than to work on a play at the Mark Taper Forum. Lesley and I drove a yellow Penske truck from New York to Los Angeles at the beginning of June, and the next week I started rehearsals for a production of Bent directed by Moisés Kaufman. Bent is a Holocaust play about the persecution of homosexuals by Nazi Germany. The production is the first major American revival since its original Broadway production in 1980. I have a few small roles, as a concentration camp prisoner and as a backup dancer for Jake Shears of the rock band Scissor Sisters, who plays the drag performer Greta. I'm also the understudy for one of the central characters, Horst. If you're in LA, you can use the discount code SHERMAN to get $35 tickets for performances through July 31.