Memories of Mykola Troyanov

Mykola Oleksiyovych Troyanov (1921-2016) was born on December 16, 1921. He was a theatrical actor and director, playwright, and publicist. From 1960 to 1974 he was an actor of Mykolaiv theater named after V.P. Chkalov. In 1963 he created the People's Drama Theater in Mykolaiv, where more than 100 plays were staged. During the years of literary work Mykola Troyanov wrote about two dozen plays, published 6 books, where he included his dramatic works, memoirs, poems, ballads. He was awarded the Ukrainian Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky of the 3rd degree (October 14, 1999), the Soviet Orders of the Patriotic War of the 1st degree (March 11, 1985), the Red Star (March 22, 1945) and medals.

For significant merits in the development of culture and theatrical art he was awarded the title of "Honored Artist of the Georgian SSR" (1957). Honorary member of the Mykolaiv Pushkin club. Recognized as "Citizen of the Year-2000" in the nomination "Art". By the decision of the Mykolaiv city council of September 27, 2001 Mykola Troyanov was awarded the title "Honorary citizen of the city of Mykolaiv".

Mykola Troyanov is the author of the drama "Breakfast at the Mayor's", which tells about the life and tragic fate of the founder and first director of Mykolaiv Zoo Mykola Pavlovych Leontovych. Bright piercing images of the play show the personality of Mykola Pavlovych not only as a public figure, researcher, director of the zoo, but also as a living person with his own achievements, victories and tragedies.

In 2006, the play "Breakfast at the Mayor's" together with a biographical article by Volodymyr Topchy "My Leontovych" was published as a collection.