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Since 2010 Central Standard Theatre has been producing thought inducing, innovative theatre.  Based in Kansas City, CST offers an international angle to the local theatre scene.

With productions touring Britain, Ireland, Canada and Australia, CST offers the world a unique view of who we are in the Heartland.  We export our culture, showcasing it at theatre festivals around the world.

CST also brings the world to KC.  Since 2010, The Invasion has featured the best solo work from British, Irish, Canadian and Australian artists.

Central Standard Theatre is a 501c3 non profit organization. EIN 81-4710962

Central Standard Theatre - PO Box 32523 - Kansas City, MO - 64171

John Robert Paisley


Bob is an award winning actor and director, working with theatres across North America, UK and Australia.  He has played such challenging roles as Teach in American Buffalo, the title role in Faustus (LA Dramalogue Award), John Proctor in The Crucible, Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Heisenberg in Copenhagen, The Man in The Event and President Bill Clinton in Bill Clinton Hercules.

He has directed productions for Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, Theatre West Virginia, the Birmingham Children’s Theatre, Neptune Theatre, Our Town Theatre Group and Fringe festivals in Kansas City, Bedford, Adelaide and Edinburgh.

Through the 1980's, Bob performed throughout the Canadian Maritimes helping found the King’s Theatre Festival in Annapolis Royal and Another Theatre Company in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Bob is an original member of the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas City.

CST Board of Directors

Bob Paisley

John Story

Leslie Holliday

John Clancy

International Advisory Board

David Baxter - UK

Michael Allen - Australia

Andrea Geurtsen - Sweden

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