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

Global Politics

Improving the 'cold chain' could help reduce global hunger and lessen the effects of climate change

A third of the world’s food spoils in transit and never reaches the table — food that could feed more than the 870 million people on Earth who don't get enough to eat. Improved refrigeration and transportation of perishable foods through a better integrated “cold chain” could combat world hunger and mitigate climate change without the need to grow more food to feed an increasing population.

Health & Medicine

Scientists discover a potent new antibiotic

Antibiotics, among the most extraordinary drugs of the last hundred years, mostly come from a very ordinary source: dirt. But that source has been slowly exhausted, since 99 percent of the microbes in dirt can't be cultured in a lab. Now, a group of scientists has developed a new technique for cultivating bacteria on their home turf, so to speak: right in the dirt, where they grow best. The results are a game-changer.