An Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, at UT Ms. Buckley has previously directed: Antigone, Copenhagen, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Moonlight and Magnolias, Black Pearl Sings! and Willpower. Other regional theatre directing 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, and the New Victory Theatre in NYC. 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 and a Creative Achievement/Research Award from UT.