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PROPS: Raw chicken on stage?!?!?
« on: Jun 02, 2007, 10:31 am »
I am working with a director who, on opening night, has decided that he wants the 22 year-old soprano, who has previously been chopping the ends off cabbages, to dismember six raw chickens on stage!!!

Surely this is a health and safety risk?  There is nowhere in the venue for her to wash her hands, and the surface upon which she is to do the dismembering later in the same scene has a prop doe (covered in fun fur) laid on it, i.e. in the puddle of raw chicken juice.  It will be impossible for us to clean the doe.

Can anyone point me at some sort of legislation which would allow us to revert to the much more hygenic cabbage option?
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Re: Raw chicken on stage?!?!?
« Reply #1 on: Jun 02, 2007, 01:10 pm »
I would look at OSHA and/or FDA guidelines.  If nothing else, I'm pretty sure a safe and sanitary working environment is a federal guideline, and if I remember correctly, hot running water and is a requirement, especially when handling food.  They're pretty strict when it comes to foodborne diseases.