Meet Maja Wampuszyc | Times Square Chronicles
Maja Wampuszyc is an American theater and film actress. She made her Broadway debut as Ida Haller in 2009 in Irena’s wish at the Walter Kerr Theater.
T2C’s Magda Katz sat down with the actress to discuss her career.
Maja Wampuszyc’s Off-Broadway Credits Include Geraldine Connelly in Paul Green’s Connelly’s house at the ReGroup Theater. Wampuszyc was the first person to play this role since Stella Adler in 1931. She played Marina Petrova in James Armstrong’s film. Foggy background to the Abingdon Theater Company; and appearances at The Pearl Theater Company.
Ms. Wampuszyc has performed at the New York International Fringe Festival, HB Playwrights, MCC, Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Museum, Theater for the New City, NYDIA and Looking Glass Theatre.
At the Barrow Street Theater she played the role of Father in the Obie Award-winning play An oak by and with Tim Crouch at the Barrow Street Theater (Other fathers included F. Murray Abraham, Joan Allen and Frances McDormand. In Rewrite your lifeby Barbara Masry, it was directed by Tony Award winner Trazana Beverley.
Wampuszyc’s film credits include Mike Newell’s “Mona Lisa Smile” (2003) and Henry Jaglom’s “Going Shoppin”g (2006).
In James Gray’s 2013 film “The Immigrant”, she played Edyta, Ewa Cybulska’s aunt, opposite Marion Cotillard. Wampuszyc was called in by the feature’s director, James Gray, to advise her Oscar-winning French costar on handling the language challenges presented by taking on the film’s ethnic Polish titular role.
In 2014, Wampuszyc appeared on Steven Soderbergh’s Cinemax TV series “The Knick” as Mrs. Zygmund in the episode “Where’s the Dignity”.
Ms. Wampuszyc will perform in Ensemble Stage’s presentation of a new piece Zaglada in Banner Elk, North Carolina.