Younger Child Productions was founded in 2006 by husband and wife team
Rick Younger and Vanessa (Shealy) Younger. Both the youngest child in their families, Rick and Vanessa decided to stop fighting their childlike need for attention and instead use it for good - to develop independent theater, film, video and live comedy in New York City. Since 2006 they have produced Tea in the Afternoon, an original play in FringeNYC, 2006; The Rick Younger Show, an ongoing sketch comedy variety show with a six piece band - twenty shows and counting, 2007-2011; Whistle & Snap, a short mockumentary film, screened at five film festivals; Souled Out Comedy, co-produced with the late Jonathan Appel, a feature length documentary film, winner of The Audience Choice Award at The Friar's Club Comedy Film Festival. 2009; Souled Out Comedy, a live comedy show of clean, black comics who got their start in the def jam era, 2005-2008; Post Racial Shorts, our pet project of thought provoking shorts that we post on YouTube to encourage thought, conversation and laughter about race in America. Post Racial Shorts screened at the Roxbury Film Festival in July 2011; One, Two, Whatever you do... a play by Vanessa Shealy, premiered at the NY International Fringe Festival in August of 2011.