Never Assume was born May 2009 with its first play "Photosynthesis" enjoying a successful run at in the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival. The play ran five nights at the cherry pit of The Cherry Lane Theatre. Tim J. MacMillan serves as Never Assume’s Founding Artistic Director. Tim is also one of very few playwrights to have two plays accepted into the NYC Fringe in the same year as his other play "Breathe..." was performed in 2009 as well.
I was brutally sore, tired and felt as if I had been in the ring of 12 day no holds barred battle royale of a fight but I could not stop. I pedaled harder than I did through industrial towns in New Jersey, up and down and up again the mountains of PA, along the plateaued roads of Ohio, the dicey gravel roads of Indiana as the dog that was chasing me was my mental goal. This was it. In NYC every twenty blocks is a mile. I’m not sure of the blocks here in Chicago but it felt just the same. 3 ½ miles took me 15 minutes as I sped through stop signs, red lights and used very ache in my overworked body as fuel to propel me to my goal. I am a safety first cyclist and I actually do stop for red lights and stops signs but I couldn’t. I did not care! The funny part about this is just when I got to 23 Street & Halsted the stop lights were out and I raced through and came dangerously close to getting hit by a woman in a van turning onto Halsted Street. She yelled out to me “I’m sorry honey!” my immediate response was screaming “What are you sorry for?” as I am embarrassed to say I flipped her the bird. But again, I don’t care. I was soooooo close! Then…. YOUZA!!!!! I arrived and immediately jettisoned off my two wheels for wings and fell onto the entrance of theatre!
IT HAPPENED. I BIKE 949 MILES IN 12 DAYS FROM NYC, NY TO CHICAGO, IL.
I didn’t know what to feel. I didn’t know what to do. But what I did do is collapse and fight the tears as I wish my parents were alive to hear me say the words “I MADE IT”.
Now for the next adventure, produce my play “Soul mates don’t die” and bring it from the page to stage. LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN!