Carioca Augusto Boal funded the ‘Theater of the Oppressed’ in 1979. In these filo-Aristotelian tragi-dramas, actors and non-actors play out stories of oppression (abusive husband mistreating his wife/factory owner exploiting the workers etc.). Boal contends that the tragi-drama helps the State promote its continued existence. In so called Forum Theater, spectators can try to rewrite the story by stopping the performance at any time, and taking over from one of the actors playing the oppressed individual. If the other audience members do not think their suggestions are realistic they shout out ‘magic’ and someone else takes over.