Established in 2007, Buffalo's American Repertory Theater (ART) remains dedicated to presenting top-notch theatrical productions utilizing local playwrights, actors, directors, and designers. "The mission of the American Repertory Theater of WNY is two-fold. First, the mandate of The American Repertory Theater of WNY is to produce both classic & contemporary theatrical works, and support a new generation of playwrights. These productions are purposefully created to embody innovation, diversity, and inclusivity, thereby expanding the cultural and intellectual experience of the theatergoer. Second, the American Repertory Theater of WNY will serve as a catalyst for community dialogue and action that will result in sustained economic growth and increase the collaboration within all sectors of our community".