Adam Wernick

Freelance writer

Adam Wernick is a freelance writer for PRI.org. He is also a 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.

Recent Stories

Science, Tech & Environment

BP's $18.7 billion Deepwater Horizon settlement provides relief, but perhaps not justice

Five years ago, the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster caused billions of dollars in economic and environmental damages to the Gulf region. Civil and criminal lawsuits have kept BP in court for years. Now an agreement might bring relief for those government agencies seeking fines and compensation. But is it enough?

Science, Tech & Environment

How a determined marine biologist and volunteers saved a giant kelp forest off California's coast

Twelve years ago, marine biologist Nancy Caruso and a group of students and volunteer divers began restoring the kelp forests off the coast of Orange County, California. In August 2014, when huge mounds of the giant seaweed started piling up on Laguna Beach — to the consternation of tourists and beach-goers — Caruso knew the project had succeeded.

Science, Tech & Environment

From napalm to nature: How the bald eagle helped turn a weapons factory into a wildlife refuge

The Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge, outside of Denver, didn't start out as a conservationist’s dream: During World War II, the army built a chemical weapons factory on that spot. The plant produced mustard gas, napalm — an entire arsenal of deadly chemicals. Now it’s one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the country.