Just Do Art! Week of August 30, 2012

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Your best Bud: St. Rev. Jen Miller, elfin elixir in hand, might read something dirty when “Faceboyz Folliez” makes its Bar 82 debut. Photo by Ann Bettison Enzminger

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  FACEBOYZ FOLLIEZ   Dirty minds shine and freak flags fly exceedingly high — when the “Faceboyz Folliez” crew lets loose with its somewhat disturbing, shamefully compelling, always entertaining version of burlesque, variety and sexualized audience participation. With Bowery Poetry Club closed for renovations both aesthetic and stylistic, “Folliez” moves to the stage of Bar 82 until further notice.

Expect whip smart antics (courtesy of skilled body work from Amanda Whip), profane literary readings from St. Rev. Jen Miller, short films from ASS Studios (directed by Courtney Fathom Sell), gay comedy shenanigans from Dick and Duane and select naughty bits from the likes of Scooter Pie and Reverend Mother Flash. Cast members Velocity Chyaldd and Stormy Leather are expected to make an appearance via video. Also on the bill, the “incredibly confident and ridiculously nervous” Keyke is the musical guest…and fetish model Maggie Mauvaise will present her very first Burlesque act!

Lord knows what train wreck of a concept Faceboy has cooked up for the audience participation part of the evening — but safe to say the winner will walk away with a valuable prize, considerably less pride and more than one body part red beyond recognition.

Sat., Sept. 8, at 9 pm. At Bar 82 (136 2nd Ave., btw. St. Marks Place & 9th St.). Admission: $10. For info, call 212-228-8636 or visit bar82nyc.com. Also visit faceboyzfolliez.com and facebook.com/faceboyzfolliez.

Joanna Rush, in “Asking For It” (see “All For One”).

 THE 2012 ALL FOR ONE THEATER FESTIVAL  One more installment and it’s officially a fall tradition…but first, they’ve got to get through the second season of “All For One” — a festival of solo performances written by the onstage talent and directed by equally formidable veterans of the New York boards (think BD Wong and Colman Domingo).

Curated with an eye towards premiering works that will go on to tour theaters and campuses across America, this year’s crop of 10 includes the world premiere of “What I Thought I Knew.” Elizabeth Margid directs this account of mid-life pregnancy, performed by Alice Eve Cohen and based on her memoir. Making its New York premiere, Emmy-winner Leslie Jordan’s “Fruit Fly” ponders whether gay men are destined to become their mothers (David Galligan directs). Lynne Taylor-Corbett directs “Asking For It” — Joanna Rush’s account of being raised in a strict Catholic household, then running off to NYC with dreams of making it as a dancer…and Eliza Gould holds the reigns when Aizzah Fatima embodies six Pakistani-American women with sex, politics and religion on their minds — in “Dirty Paki Lingerie.”

Sept. 14-20. Wed.-Sun. at 7pm; Sat./Sun. at 2pm & 4:30pm. At the Cherry Lane Theatre  (30 Commerce St., w. of 7th Ave. South, 3 blocks s. of Christopher St.). For tickets ($25; $15 for student rush, $20 for seniors, $200 for festival pass, $15 per for groups of 10+), visit afofest.org or call 212-352-3101. A full schedule, and info on workshops, special panels and audience talk-backs can be found at afofest.org.

Leslie Jordan, in “Fruit Fly” (see “All For One”).