Olney Theatre Center announced the addition of Shruthi Mukund to its senior staff as the theatre’s first Director of Community Engagement. The new position began on June 1. Mukund will be responsible for envisioning, launching, and implementing a strategic array of activities that cultivate and share the creativity of communities around OTC, connect them to the makers and artistry on the OTC campus, and position the theatre as a leader of civic conversation at multiple levels. The DCE will work to maximize the impact of OTC’s programs for every community in the 10-mile radius surrounding the theatre. The position is the second major hire this year as part of OTC’s strategic plan and follows the addition earlier this spring of Kevin McAllister as the Director of Curated Programs/BIPOC Artist Advocate. Both positions are commitments made by the theatre leadership in its anti-racism plan, published over the winter.