Derek Trumbo

Derek Trumbo Sr. has been a member of Kentucky’s Pioneer Playhouse: Voices Inside Prison Playwright Program since its inception in 2009. As a writer, he has seen his work published in The Marshall Project, PEN America, Prison Writers, Snapdragon: a literary journal, X-FelonInk, and his plays have been performed by NylonFusion Theatre, Theatrelab, and featured in The Kentucky Theatre Yearbook 2017.

As a member of the many Americans imprisoned in state institutions, he’s done everything in his power to seek rehabilitation and wishes there were more opportunities like PEN America’s Prison Writing Program available to fuel the fight for prison reform.