José Ignacio Cabrujas he was a multifaceted man: actor, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, historian, politician, broadcaster. One of the most irreverent and important characters in Venezuela during the middle of the 20th century.
The soap opera in Venezuela has its footprint, clear examples are: The Lady of Cardenas, Madam, Natalia from 8 to 9, Silvia Rivas: Divorced, The Owner, among others that generated controversy over the subject and for this eagerness to reflect the identity of the Venezuelan.
This theater man began his studies of Right in the Ucv, which he left shortly to enter the University Theatre led by Nicolas Curiel, where he developed his skills as an actor and later as a playwright participating in adaptations of William Shakespeare And Lion Philip until he writes the play Juan Francisco León, where he began to inquire about the idiosyncrasy and history of the Venezuelan.
From then on he began a long and fruitful career for his life in the theater with plays such as: The Insurgents(1961),
Triangle (1962), co-authored with Isaac Chocrón And Román Chalbaud, In the name of the king (1966), Days of Power (1966), written in conjunction with Chalbaud; Testimony (1967) Fiésole (1971) and others who deserved thousands of applause.
But his 4 most emblematic and remembered works are: Deep (1971), Cultural Act (1976), The Day You Love Me (1979) and The Illustrated American (1986).
He was a founder with Román Chalbaud E Isaac Chocrón of The New Group, a memorable theatrical grouping that turned them together, according to the prominent and well-thought-out journalist Lorenzo Batallán In: The Holy Trinity of the Venezuelan Theatre.
Between 1972 And 1973 produced, directed and narrated, in the Venezuelan National Radio, the program Sunday Opera, transmitted by the aforementioned station and to which was printed two of its main qualities: its deep culture and its irreverent humor.
As a journalist he wrote chronicles 1974 in the weekly Point on Sunday, publication directed by Manuel Caballero And Luis Bayardo Sardi; using the pseudonym Sebastian Montes, with which he would also sign in the first numbers of The Illustrated Sadist that started circulating in September 1978.
He wrote the film scripts for The Burning of Judas (1975) and Sacred and Obscene (1976), both works of Román Chalbaud.
In 1988 began to write to The Diario de Caracas, where he published a weekly column entitled “The country according to Cabrujas“, laden with a bright and incisive humour against the political and social mismatches he went through VenezuelaUntil 1992, year in which the publisher Mount Avila gathered all his articles to publish them in a book with the same column name. Back to The NationalIn 1992, initiated a Sabatine chronicle that was widely read and shared by the Venezuelan people accustomed to the surprising and sharp analysis of the national event that Cabrujas Used to do.
In 1988, he obtained the National Theatre Award.
He died in PorlamarState New Sparta, on October 21, 1995 at 58.