Up until the event, we will be introducing the judges for the Cape Media StorySlam! Be sure to check back for more updates.
John Sullivan was an Art Teacher and Drama Coach for Barnstable High School for 33 years. The BHS Drama Club program was voted one the best in New England by Stagecraft Magazine. Mr Sullivan was inducted into the National Teacher’s Hall of Fame in Emporia Kansas in 2004. He left teaching for a two years to attend CALARTS school for animation and work on the animated film The Pagemaster. Mr. Sullivan now works out of an office and Cape Cod Media Center working on imaginative projects like his show Quahog Corner and his children’s book on Dragons.
Judge Alecia Orsini
Alecia Orsini is an award winning multi-media professional with more than 12 years of experience working in the film industry. She is the Sunday Morning Host at WCAI, the Local NPR Station for the Cape, the Coast and the Islands.She is also the CEO of the video agency Good Natured Dog Productions LLC. Alecia is a prominent voice in the region`s film community as President of Women in Film and Video of New England. She’s one of those people who talks through movies, but we like her anyway. You can catch her teaching Video Production & Social Media at Geek Girl Tech Conferences. Beware, she has a camera, and isn’t afraid to use it. She will likely want a selfie with you. Just go with it.
Judge James Kershner
He knows a good story when he sees one! James W. Kershner teaches writing at Cape Cod Community College. During a 30-year newspaper career, he was staff reporter for the Providence Journal, city editor of the Carlisle (PA) Sentinel, Sunday editor of the Cape Cod Times, and executive editor of the four weeklies on Cape Cod of the Community Newspaper Co. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Marietta College and a master’s degree in journalism from Penn State University. He is the author of The Elements of News Writing, and The Elements of Academic Writing. He is also an ordained Buddhist leader and founder of The Cape Sangha, a Buddhist meditation group. His interests include writing, meditation, running, hiking, and camping.