GYNX was everything I hoped it would be, and more…. The play is powerful, haunting and cathartic all at once. It’s impossible to be unaffected by it. It ends with a question that you’ll think about for a long time, if you aren’t already thinking about it.
This show doesn’t care who’s looking at it. It’s a fierce, brave spirit that’s not going to follow the rules that are meant to oppress women. It’s going to tell you its truth, no matter what. It’s going to show the good, the bad, and the ugly; to peel back the layers and expose the raw anger underneath women’s everlastingly polite exteriors.
METAWITCHES review of GYNX: Part 1
I hoped GYNX would show women’s honest uncensored feelings. Check. I wanted the women to be themselves, rather than being “nice.” Check. I wanted it to be lacking in the male perspective/male gaze. Check. I wanted it to show our side of the story for once, without worrying about how men would react to it, or how being honest would look…. Check.
Disgraced [the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play by Ayad Akhtar about the dehumanization of Muslim men in America] gave Muslim men an uninterrupted voice through which to air their grievances, frustrations, anger, jealousy and other truths that aren’t normally admitted in public. It won major awards and acclaim for doing so. Alicen Grey has thrown down the gauntlet. Will our culture support her for the same kind of raw honesty, in the way GYNX deserves? I hope so.
METAWITCHES review of GYNX: Part 2