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Timothy Douglas Jensen
Timothy Douglas Jensen, '90

Read a tribute to Tim on Professor Tom Loughlin's blog


The Dec. 6 matinee of “A Christmas Carol” raised more than $3,000 for the Tim Jensen Class of 1990 Scholarship Fund. In the spirit of the season, the Department of Theatre and Dance donated the proceeds from its Saturday matinee in memory of the former student and visiting artist who passed away suddenly in December 2005.

Timothy Douglas Jensen was a student at SUNY Fredonia from 1986 to 1990, graduating with a B.F.A. degree in Acting. As a student in the Department of Theatre and Dance, he performed in many productions.

Tom Loughlin, a professor of theatre and dance, said Jensen “was among the most talented actors ever to have performed on the Marvel and Bartlett stages.” He was also much-loved by his fellow students, who created this scholarship in his honor. Jensen’s noteworthy performances include the role of Sam in “Echoes,” Rev. John Hale in “The Crucible,” and Frank Strang in “Equus.”

Upon graduating from Fredonia, Jensen built a career in New York City as a performer and writer in several off-Broadway locations.

He returned to Fredonia in the spring of 2004 as a visiting assistant professor and directed “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” for the department. While here Jensen also performed his bestknown work, “Shoes,” at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Composed of a series of monologues culled from his experiences meeting people through all walks of life, “Shoes” was a one-person show in which Jensen literally “stepped into the shoes” of the people he had written about to create a marvelous array of characters.

The Timothy Douglas Jensen Class of 1990 Fund was established by his classmates and honors the memory of an outstanding student, talented theatre artist, and consummate professional.

posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2009 2:41 PM by Christine Davis Mantai

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