The Bunker Dogs in Winston-Salem: a comedy improv troupe made up of wacky and funny people | Arts & Theater
The name of the troop
When the troupe formed, all members tried to have input into how it would operate, and the name of the troupe was a collective decision, Stone said.
“Banner dogs,” she explained, is a term for rescue dogs in the military.
“It sounds cool,” she said. “Everyone loves dogs.”
But there is also a deeper meaning to the name of the troupe The Bunker Dogs. It focuses on what the troupe members do for each other.
“When we think about improv and everything together, there’s this huge source of trust that’s needed, because we don’t have a script, and we don’t have anything but our stage partner right in front. us,” Stone said. “We both have to trust each other.”
She added, “If our scene partner struggles in a scene, we can see it in their eyes. Our job is to help them, get them there and do it together.
For the Bunker Dogs to have their own venue would be an amazing experience, Stone said, but for now she would like to have a set schedule for performances.
“Our next goal is to try to let the community and the arts council know that we will always have a show like Third Friday or Second and Fourth Saturday no matter what,” she said. . “That’s what I would like to do. It makes things easier for the arts council, for the community and for us, of course.