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A workplace far from ordinary…

Imagine Amphitheater

Trollwood Performing Arts School is a unique arts organization committed to providing high-quality arts education, exceptional community entertainment, and serves as an event and exposition center. Trollwood manages and resides within the Bluestem Center for the Arts a world-class facility, in Moorhead, MN. The campus includes river views, grassy meadows, woods and wildlife, outdoor stages, a 2,500-seat amphitheater, and the beautiful Marcil Commons which serves as an educational center and rental space including warm, knotty pine rooms with beautiful park views.

Since 1978, thousands of young people have spent their summers learning, growing, and making friends at Trollwood. We offer nine annual arts education, youth leadership, and performance programs. The school deliberately incorporates the outdoors because it is our belief that a connection to the natural environment fosters creativity, self-discovery, and an understanding of a healthy way of being alive. With nature as a model, students gain a better appreciation of the value of diversity, adaptability, cooperation, and interdependence.

“Being in a beautiful park and working in fresh air is a great treat after a season spent in the traditional windowless theaters. Even after all these years, the wide-open skies, storms, Northern lights, and double rainbows inspire me.”

– Jack Mehler, Scenic and Lighting Designer