Associate Professor – Directing
As an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, Ms. Buckley has previously directed: Antigone, Copenhagen, Charley’s Aunt, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Moonlight and Magnolias, Black Pearl Sings!, Willpower, The Trip to Bountiful, The Miracle Worker, The 39 Steps, Outside Mullingar and Around the World in 80 Days. Other regional theatre credits include: The Goodman Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, American Players Theatre, Kansas City Repertory, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Writer’s Theatre, Skylight Opera, The Resident Theatre Ensemble of Delaware, The Next Theatre, Writer’s Theatre, Renaissance Theatre Works and the New Victory Theatre in NYC. International Credits Include: The National Theatre of Slovakia; Colla Marionette Company, Milan, Italy. Ms. Buckley was a founding member of Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and served as the Artistic Director of The Next Theatre in Evanston, Illinois. She has been a guest lecturer on Shakespeare at universities and arts organizations nationally and abroad, most notably at Charles University in Prague. She received a Joseph Jefferson award for Best Director, four nominations for best director, four Chicago After Dark Awards for Outstanding Direction and her productions have won four consecutive Jefferson Awards for Best Ensemble. She has received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Aurora University, a Creative Achievement/Research Award and the Paul Soper Professorship both from the University of Tennessee. You will find Ms. Buckley at the Utah Shakespeare Festival this summer directing Othello.