Adam Wernick

Adam Wernick is a freelance writer for PRI.org. He is also a sought-after composer, music director and arranger.

He's best known for his theatrical collaborations at venues like The Guthrie Theater, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Denver Center Theater Company, Manhattan Theater Club, The Kennedy Center, The Royal Shakespeare Company and others.

His commissioned concert works have been performed by The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, The 21st Century Consort, Network for New Music, Orchestra 2001, and the American Composers Forum.

After living in Philadelphia for many years, Adam Wernick now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his wife and two daughters, where he composes and writes for various outlets, including his blog, Bare Left.

Recent Stories

Science, Tech & Environment

For animals, and humans, having bigger weapons can keep you from having to fight at all

In the battle for physical and sexual supremacy, human tactics haven’t progressed much past the lowly dung beetle. We may have brains capable of producing art and science, and we don’t spend our days hauling around dung (well, most of us don’t, anyway), but otherwise — not much has changed.

Health & Medicine

Explore the final moments of a dying man who chose to end his own life

Ben Wald's death in 2013 did not make headlines, like the death of Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman who took her own life due to a terminal illness. But like Maynard, Wald died on his own terms, thanks to Oregon's Death With Dignity Act. His wife, Pam, however, is now an advocate for the compassionate dying movement and is helping to keep the issue in the public eye.