As a songwriting team, Jeff Thomson and Jordan Mann received a 2008 Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant. They were 2006-2007 Musical Theatre Writing Fellows with the Dramatist Guild, and were mentored by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Richard Maltby, and David Shire. They co-wrote the 2005 Disney/ASCAP Selection The New Kid and participated in the first ever Perry Mansfield Composer Stage Project with Craig Carnelia. Their songs have heard at the Duplex, and they have been featured songwriters in the acclaimed Monday Night New Voices programs in Chicago and New York, Fight On!!! and Facing The Facts at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Their song “When The Words Wont Come” was published in the Fall 2007 issue of The Dramatist.