"Everybody, this is a moment of history right here. There has never been a play presented in Madison Square Garden in the history of New York City. There has never been a moment where 18,000 public school students gathered together to see a profound work of art."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Spike Lee, director:
"Listen to the words. I think it's very believable. There's going to be somebody in this audience today, of the 20,000 kids, there's going to be somebody here today who says 'I want to be a playwright, I want to act, I want to spend the rest of my life being an artist. Last thing, don't let anybody tell you you can't be artists. Follow your dreams."