GYNX is a darkly comedic stage play
by award-winning writer Alicen Grey

A homeless teen lesbian, a prostituted girl, an underground abortionist, and a former child porn victim are recruited into a rapist castration plot by a mysterious woman named Gynx. Men go into hiding, women take over the streets, and their operation makes global headlines.
But when Gynx’s true motives are revealed, the group is forced to question whether they are truly on the side of justice.


Missed your chance to see GYNX in person? No problem! You can watch it here in the “Virtual Theater”!

This video used to be accessible only to paying viewers, but I’ve decided to make it free in honor of #MeToo and #TimesUp.

Making GYNX free-to-view can only be done at my personal expense.
So if you want to show your support, you can tip me (the playwright) via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/CailenJ




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



Meet the Feminist Playwright Who’s Castrating Rapists Off-Broadway

JM: What do you want the audience to come away with after seeing your play?

AG: Based on the responses I’ve gotten so far, it seems like people are expecting GYNX to spark a debate about the ethics and efficacy of castrating rapists. And like, sure, people can have that debate. I’m down for that. But the whole rape-revenge plotline of GYNX is actually a Trojan Horse. I’m trying to put ideas in people’s heads — plant seeds. I want everyone — men and women — to walk away from this play asking themselves: What more can I do for women?

Queens Gazette interviews Alicen Grey – Local Express

QG: What was your inspiration behind the creation of GYNX?

AG: I wrote GYNX for so many reasons. Partly to speculate – what would it take to achieve a rape-free world? Partly to stake out space for women in theater – because as we know, theater is historically male-dominated. And partly for catharsis: I had just cut contact with some fringe feminist circles I’d been part of, and on top of that I was between jobs, so I had a lot of free time to think about how I wanted to redefine myself, my politics, my career and my artwork. It was a perfect storm for creating something new and meaningful. But at the same time, writing GYNX was also a casual decision. I’m a curious person. I love trying new things, and I realized I’d never written a play before. So after all of these factors came together, I kinda shrugged and went, “I’m gonna write a dark comedy about castrating rapists. Because why not?”

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