Guthrie Theater was founded by Tyrone Guthrie in 1963 in response to his disenchantment (along with two colleagues) with Broadway. They envisioned a world in which regional theater could bring in world-class actors, and they have accomplished that vision. They are well-known and respected around the world, and they offer a wide array of productions as well as education opportunities. They founded The Lab Theater as a place for experimental theater. They also have Level Nine, which is known for going against traditional theater and challenging patrons' expectations. They are also believe in engaging with the community and giving back.