BFA (Simon Fraser) MFA (York University)

Ines Buchli
Associate Professor

Acting and Directing
Chair: Department of Theatre

Professor Buchli teaches acting and directing at both the graduate and undergraduate level.  She is a filmmaker, theatre director, dramaturg and writer.  Ines is the former associate artistic director of Necessary Angel Theatre and associate artist for Theatre Direct.  She has over 25 years of theatre experience in directing, dramaturgy and collective creations.  Her films Exposure, Ministry and Keeper aired nationally and screened in numerous international film festivals.  She is a graduate of the directing lab at the Canadian Film Centre.  Her award winning short, Foxy Lady, Wild Cherry, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and has screened around the world.  Film critic, Cameron Bailey, named Foxy Lady, Wild Cherry one of his top ten films and presented it in Sao Paulo as part of his favourite Canadian short films perspective.  Ines adapted and directed the Canadian premiere of Big Love and the North American premiere of Comedy of Vanity at York University. She is actively involved in using theatre as a tool for community outreach work, working in Kenya with young girls rescued from the sex trade.  Ines recently directed a sold out production of Macbeth for Shakespeare in Action.  She is a member of the 2012 Tarragon Playwright’s Unit.  Ines is directing the world premiere of the multi media production of The Secret Doctrine at the new Wong Theatre in Vancouver.