Ms. Buckley is 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 and Yale University. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Barat College, Roosevelt University, DePaul University and Northwestern University. She received four Best Director nominations from the Joseph Jefferson Committee, her productions have won four consecutive Jefferson Awards for Best Ensemble and she has won two After Dark Awards for Outstanding Direction. She is a committee member of the Michael Merritt Award for Design Excellence. In 2006 she received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Aurora University and a Creative Research Award from the University of TN. International Credits Include: The National Theatre of Slovakia; Colla Marionette Company, Milan, Italy. Regional Theatre Credits Include: Oregon Shakespeare Festival; The Goodman Theatre; Milwaukee Repertory Theatre; Utah Shakespearean Festival; Kansas City Repertory Theatre; American Players Theatre; Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, New Victory Theatre, NY; Northlight Theatre; Madison Repertory Theatre; Skylight Opera Theatre; Renaissance Theatre Works; Milwaukee Shakespeare Theatre; Theatre at the Center, Indiana; Peninsula Players Theatre; Writer’s Theatre; and The Next Theatre.  At the Clarence Brown Theatre Ms. Buckley has directed Antigone, Copenhagen, Charley’s Aunt, Merry Wives of WindsorMoonlight and MagnoliasBlack Pearl Sings! and Will Power!.  Upcoming productions include a world premier of her adaptation of Antony and Cleopatra at American Players Theatre and The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote.