Son of Professor of the Kiev Theological Academy, was born on May 3, 1891 in Kiev.
In 1909 he graduated from the first gymnasium in Kiev.
In 1916 – Kiev University of Medical Faculty.
In 1916-1917, he served as a doctor in the zemstvo of Smolensk province.
In 1918-1919 he lived in Kiev, – the beginning of literary activity simultaneously with partial medical practice.
In 1919 he finally gave up medicine.
In 1920 – lived in Vladikavkaz, worked in the Arts Sub-department, composed the first plays for the local theater.
In 1921 he came to Moscow for permanent residence.
In 1921-1924 in Moscow he served in the Leto Glavpolitprosveta, worked in the newspapers as a chronicler, later as a feuilletonist, began to publish in the newspapers and magazines the first little stories.
In 1925 the novel “The White Guard” was published, the collection of stories “The Devil’s.”
In 1926 – staging the play “Days of Turbins” at the Moscow Art Theater and staging the play “Zoykina apartment” at the Vakhtangov Theater.
In 1928 – the production of the play “Crimson Island” at the Moscow Chamber Theater.
In 1930 he was recruited as a director-assistant in the Moscow Art Theater.
In 1932 – a play on Gogol’s “Dead Souls” was released by the Moscow Art Theater with the participation of Bulgakov
1932-1936 – work as a director-assistant in the Moscow Art Theater, as an actor in the play “Pickwick Club” by Dickens.
In 1936 – the production of the play “Moliere” by the Moscow Art Theater, participation in the production as a director-assistant. The theater of satire prepared for the release of the play “Ivan Vasilyevich” and was removed after the dress rehearsal.
In 1936 – after the removal of the play “Moliere” from the repertoire – resignation from the Moscow Art Theater; was recruited to the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of the USSR as a librettist and consultant.
In 1937 – composed the libretto of the opera “Black Sea” for the State Academic Bolshoi Theater.
In addition to the above plays, the author of the plays “Running”, “Alexander Pushkin”, etc.