Ms. Buckley has directed Antigone, Copenhagen, Charley’s Aunt, Merry Wives of Windsor, Moonlight and Magnolias, Black Pearl Sings!, Will Power!, The Trip to Bountiful, The Miracle Worker and The 39 Steps. She has directed at The 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, Skylight Opera Theatre, Renaissance Theatre Works, Resident Theatre Ensemble in Delaware, and Writer’s Theatre and The Next Theatre in Chicago. 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. Her productions have won four consecutive Jefferson Awards for Best Ensemble and she has won two After Dark Awards for Outstanding Direction. She has received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Aurora University, a UT Creative Research Award and is currently holding the Paul Soper Professorship in the theatre department, where she serves as an Associate Professor.