In the On The Spot new play development process, Mike Brayndick creates a collaborative space in which he works with actors to allows characters and stories to evolve out of a few initial scripted scenes or the exploration of a germ idea. Over the course of two or three months, Mike brings in new scenes for each workshop that the actors then play with and discuss. The structure of the piece evolves out of theinternal dynamics of the nature of the story and themes. In part inspired by the working method of the British playwright and director, Mike Leigh, Mike Brayndick sometimes use improvisation to try to get to the quick of a scene or the backstory of a character or the the nub of a relationship. These discoveries can be taken by the actors back to their craft of acting and by Mike back to the script to inspire further writing. Goals are to create as seamless a script as possible as well as exploring ways to combine comedy and drama, pathos and humor. Another goal is for each character to have his or her own arc and at least one chance to say fully what they are all about. A variety of subject matter as well as time periods are explored in this way. Mike Brayndick intends to continues to expand the On the Spot Ensemble and develop new plays in the evolving method outlined above.