Clayton Baraniuk is a Canadian theatre maker, producer, administrator and artist.
His experiences with people with disabilities began at a very young age in a fully integrated school system and performing in plays and musicals alongside several students with disabilities. He has worked one on one and in groups with children and adults with autism over several years, both in an educational and artistic context, and most recently was the associate producer of the 2016 Summit on Deaf, disability, mad arts and Inclusion in Canada, with the National Arts Centre.
Clayton trained in theatre in Victoria at the Canadian College of Performing Arts, and founded Gotta Getta Gimmick with whom he has created, produced and performed in more than 30 productions in Victoria and around the West Coast of Canada. As a Company Manager and Producer he has worked with the Belfry Theatre, the Canadian College of Performing Arts, the Canada Dance Festival, and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games (Richmond O-zone Stage). He is currently the Associate Producer of Spiderwebshow.ca, Canada’s only online theatrical space and the Producing Coordinator for the National Arts Centre English Theatre in Ottawa.
As an artist, Clayton has worked with the Belfry Theatre, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, Atomic Vaudeville, Story Theatre Company, Theatre SKAM, Intrepid Theatre and the Firehall Arts Centre among others. He was an associate producer for the 2013 Professional Association of Canadian Theatre (PACT) Conference, and the 2015 Study of Indigenous Theatre in Canada with the National Arts Centre.
Clayton is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Heritage Arts Society and the Canadian College of Performing Arts.