Photos with Maja Wampuszyc
Maja made her Broadway debut in 2009 at The Walter Kerr Theater, in Irena's Vow by Academy Award nominee Dan Gordon, directed by Michael Parva originating the role of Ida Haller. Favorite roles include: Kara, the German wife of a First Gulf War Veteran suffering with PTSD, in Gun's, Shackles and Winter Coats by Mike Strozier; Marina Petrovna, a Russian Uzbekistani born terrorist in the political farce Foggy Bottom by James Armstrong at The Abingdon Theater; and a Palestinian activist, a Chicago lesbian and a 70 year old Israeli Zionist in the Chicago Silk Road Theater's two hander play Precious Stones. Read more... NYC and film credits include: a Father in The Obie Award winning play An Oak Tree by and with Tim Crouch at the Barrow Street Theater (other fathers in the run included F. Murray Abraham, Joan Allen, and Frances McDormand); Rewriting Her Life, by Barbara Masry, directed by Tony Award winner Trazana Beverly; as well as runs at: The Pearl Theater, HB Playwrights Foundation, MCC, Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Museum, NY Fringe Festival, Theater for the New City, NYDIA, Looking Glass Theater; and films Mona Lisa Smile by Mike Newell and Shopping by Henry Jaglom. Maja studied acting with Uta Hagen, Austin Pendleton, and her mentor Robert X. Modica; studied Shakespeare at the British American Academy of Dramatic Arts; interned with the Wooster Group; graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in English Literature from Wayne State University; and is bilingual in Polish and English. She has volunteered as a mentor with the 52nd Street Project. Maja is graduated from the Bikram Yoga College of India, practices daily and teaches for Bikram Yoga NYC.