A workplace far from the ordinary…

Trollwood Performing Arts School, located at Bluestem Center for the Arts, is a unique arts organization committed to providing high-quality arts education, exceptional community entertainment, and serves as a community event and exposition center. Trollwood serves as the managing arm for Bluestem Center for the Arts, a world-class facility headquartered 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.

Trollwood Performing Arts School’s youth programs are committed to providing high-quality performing arts education and exceptional community entertainment. Since 1978, thousands of young people have spent their summers learning, growing, and making friends at Trollwood. Trollwood offers 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.

Due to key staff positions going unfilled and unforeseen rising material costs, we made the difficult decision to postpone the Mainstage Musical: Singin’ in the Rain one year to 2023. Read More

Other summer programs are still being staffed, please check back for future openings.

“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