Student makes dramatic debut with play in aid of Women

A HARD-HITTING yet humorous play that was written by a local student to raise funds for Fermanagh Women’s Aid opened at the South West College  (SWC) this week.
Enniskillen student Jozef Rigo is the brains behind “The Story of Emily Black”, which follows a family and its experiences of alcohol and domestic abuse. The play is being staged by Jozef and his classmates at SWC, and is being directed by his teacher Amanda Finch.
“I did something for Red Nose Day last year and decided I was going to do something for a local cause this year, so I wrote a play for Fermanagh Women’s Aid,” said Jozef. “It’s against abuse against women and children. “It’s a story that my family went through before and I just twisted it a little bit, and made it more dramatic. It tells the story of a woman, who abuses drink and abuses her children, and there’s a story of the child being affected by it, and he’s abusing his wife now.
“There are good moments as well, there’s comedy at the same time.”
Hard working Jozef, who studies for his A Levels at Devenish College but also studies performing arts at SWC, wrote the play in around three months, and it’s the first play he’s written.  The Story of Emily Black opened in the central hall of SWC on Monday and runs for the next two weeks. Tickets are on sale from the SWC or from Jozef, who can be contacted on 07889788867 or at

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