Nurturing the Gifts & Passions of Our Students

At Trinity Christian Academy, we believe in nurturing the gifts and passions of our students. Whether participation in our Drama Department leads to a starring role on Broadway or a career in costume design or sound engineering, it's our goal to create an environment and safe space where students can tap into their own creativity, gain self-confidence, and experience working collaboratively with others.

This is a class where teamwork and dependability aren't just words, they are tools of the trade. As these students gain a broader theatre background, they will learn to become a critical listener and viewer, qualities that will serve them well no matter where their future takes them.

Recent performances have included:

  • Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. - 2022
  • Pride and Prejudice - 2021
  • The Canterbury Tales - 2021
  • Anne of Green Gables - 2019
  • Meet Me in St. Louis - 2018
  • A Christmas Carol -2017
  • Peter Pan - 2016
  • Death by Dessert - 2015
  • Annie - 2014
  • Crumpled Classics - 2013
  • The Big Bad Musical -2012
  • The Thread That Runs So True -2011
  • Twinderella - 2010
  • Overloaded (Human Video)
  • Lifehouse Everything
  • Fully Human, Fully God
  • The Wrap Group
  • He Will Carry Me

About the Director:


Mrs. Dharma León

Mrs. Dharma León began teaching Spanish 1 at TCA on December 2019. Her degree is in Public Communications, but since 2007, God has directed her paths to teach Spanish and Theatre, two of her favorite subjects. She has been performing on the stage since she was four years old and comes from a long line of amateur actors, script writers and directors. Apart from speech competitions, multiple church and community theater productions, and Christian radio work, she has 14 years of experience teaching Theatre at Applewood Christian School in Sedalia, Missouri. She also worked for the Children's Theatrical Summer Program at the Liberty Center Association for the Arts for 6 years. Her positions included assistant director, costume designer, scenic and set painter and makeup artist. Mrs. León was also the Children's Ministry Director and Children's Choir Director for 3 years and 14 years respectively at Maplewood Church. She has directed productions such as: Sense and Sensibility, Uncle Phil’s Diner (dinner theatre), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Anne of Green Gables, The Big Bad Musical, Charleston!, Meet Me at Luigi’s (dinner theatre), Pride and Prejudice, Tied to the Tracks, Shakespeare Goes to Gravel Gulch, Little Mermaid, Jr., Oz, Into the Woods, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

One of her life verses is found in 1 Peter 4:10, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.” Mrs. León strongly believes that the performing arts are a wonderful vehicle for children to serve the Lord as they develop their imaginations, learn to communicate confidently and work together to tell stories creatively. She gives thanks to TCA and Mrs. Appleby for the opportunity to work on this production, and for the cast and crew doing such a fantastic job! She also thanks Mr. Hersey for all of his help and support, and Mrs. Beemer for making her artistic vision come alive on stage. Most of all she thanks her husband, Mr. Carlos León, for his support and patience with the many late nights. And of course, she thanks you for supporting the performing arts!

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