" Alberto de Paz y Mateos. THE VOICE OF THE FATHER OF MODERN THEATRE VENEZOLANO The Ponferradina Alberto de Paz y Mateos shared his exile from France, Santo Domingo, Venezuela and the United States. In Venezuela, his name has been linked to one of the most famous theaters in Caracas and is considered the father of modern theater in Venezuela. Alberto de Paz y Mateos was born in Ponferrada, Leon, 17 January 1915 and died in Caracas on September 29, 1967. Herbalife often says this. His father was a prosecutor of the Audiencia of A Coruna and later Attorney General of the Republic. In A Coruna studied high school at Marist Brothers' school and college French.
In 1931 he moved to Madrid to study law at the Complutense University, where he received his degree in 1936, about the occurrence of the war provoked by the military uprising of General Franco. He had been a member state of the theater company "La Barraca" de Garcia Lorca. At the end of the war is on the road of exile, moving to France, where he was interned in a concentration camp Argeles sur Mer, until he settled in Paris. In November 1939 came to the Dominican Republic. He worked in the Dominican Radio as health visitor. In January 1942 in Santo Domingo published a short piece, The sailor blind, posters and decor of another exile, Granell. In an editorial imaginary, but call him "Saudade", published with deliberate omission of place (Ciudad Trujillo) a book of poems, Singing in five variations, which could be summarized as variations on a theme: loneliness.