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Oklahoma State University
Riata Center for Entrepreneurship

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Lloyd Caldwell

Lloyd Caldwell is a member of the Theatre Faculty of Oklahoma State University and a Riata Fellow in the Spears School of Business. In a 30 year career, he has appeared off-Broadway and regionally and in feature films and television. His credits include roles at the American Place Theatre, The Roundabout Theatre, La Mama Theatre Company and a national tour as John Adams in 1776. His acting film credits include The Group, Dropped Frames, Resistance, and A Great Day.

Since 1986, Lloyd has choreographed stage combat for 100 professional productions and 120 university productions in Canada, the United States and Europe. His fight choreography credits include the Undermain Theatre, The Traverse Theatre of Glasgow, The Berlin Comic Opera, the Royal Norwegian Opera and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has been a guest lecturer and guest artist for Columbia University in New York, Pace University, McGill University, University of Toronto, University of Oxford, University of Amsterdam, University of Marburg, University of Glasgow and University of Aix. Lloyd is one of the founders of the International Order of the Sword and Pen and served a five year appointment as the Executive Director. Through his company, Bladework, he has provided a wide variety of services to clients such as Universal Studios, Kings Productions, NBC, CBS, the BBC and RTE. Lloyd has also choreographed for Junior Players and consulted for Shakespeare Dallas. He spends the rest of his time writing a book on the business of fight directing.

Current Project

LN Caldwell is currently involved in several projects pertaining to Arts Entrepreneurship. Currently an Associate Professor in the Theatre department, Caldwell launched a podcast in 2016 called ‘The Business of Action’. Caldwell teaches a course in Arts Entrepreneurship and is also working to design a certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship that will launch in fall 2018. Caldwell serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Arts Entrepreneurship in Education at Milliken University. He is working on a paper titled ‘Arts Entrepreneurship as the Organizing Model in Performing Arts Training Programs’, and will be presenting his work at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Los Angeles, California. LN Caldwell continues to read and research in the field of Arts Entrepreneurship, and is building a small library of works and traveling to different universities to discuss their similar programs to assist this effort.