Ethical Eating

Trash Talk With Dumpster Diver the Musical Creator Kris Kemp

You've most likely heard these stats: An estimated 33 million tons of food end up in US dumpsters each year, breaking down to an insane 40 percent of food in American fridges, restaurants, farms and grocery stores ending up discarded and uneaten.

But for some of us, digesting numbers like these rest somewhere in favorability as eating our leftovers or polishing off a slightly bruised but perfectly edible piece of fruit. So perhaps we'll attempt to woo you away from the stats and ease into the topic of food waste with an irreverently inspiring musical on dumpster diving?

In Dumpster Diver the Musical, longtime Floridian and current NYC resident, Kris Kemp is taking on the politics of American food consumption with a musical that - after a decade of on and off development - is set to open this summer.

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Terra Sullivan