The partnership, according to a press announcement, will help "develop new plays and musicals, explore international markets and elevate the profiles of individual artists."
In a statement Jean Doumanian said, "I am extremely pleased to form this progressive venture with Barrow Street Theatre to find new voices in theatre. Through our collaboration, we anticipate developing innovative work for Off-Broadway and following through on our mission to highlight new works both off and on Broadway."
Barrow Street Theatre's executive director Tom Wirtshafter and producing managing director Scott Morfee added in a joint statement, "We are thrilled to partner with Jean Doumanian Productions, a company that shares Barrow Street Theatre's goal to explore new work and respects many of the same artists and writers as we do. By working together, we can combine our creative resources and focus our efforts more effectively on many specific projects."
JDP and Barrow Street will share a literary department that is focused on new writing, comedy and improvisation. The partnership will provide JDP with "an exclusive first look deal for all projects developed or produced by Barrow Street's producing team."
Jean Doumanian Productions is a lead producer of August: Osage County, which recently won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play. The company's previous Broadway credits include Jumpers, Democracy, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and Amour and Off-Broadway's The Great America Trailer Park Musical, Fuddy Meers, Bat Boy the Musical, Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight, Dinah Was and Death Defying Acts. Barrow Street Theatre has been the home to No Child, Orson's Shadow, Gone Missing, Killer Joe, Bug and TJ&Dave. Morfee and Wirtshafter are also currently producing Adding Machine at the Minetta Lane Theatre.
The Barrow Street Theatre is a 200-seat venue located in the West Village.