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Rory is the primary guide for the Week-Long Group Tour, and private day tours. Elyzabeth handles marketing, logistics, and the bulk of communications, and will be on hand during the Week-Long Group Tour.
Rory holds a B.A. in English & Spanish from University College Cork (Ireland) and an M.F.A in Film & TV Production from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He worked in script development and movie marketing at Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films in Los Angeles, and as Location Manager for the Irish TV show, The Mario Rosenstock Show.
He is the author of comedic crime novel, Langer Homicide, and has been a finalist in the Irish Film Institute's Tiernan MacBride Screenwriting Award. Rory is an accomplished improvisor, having trained in Los Angeles and has performed extensively in Los Angeles, Dublin and Amsterdam.
Rory moved to Amsterdam for love, and additionally fell in love with Amsterdam and Dutch history. He developed the tours for NCT and loves sharing his discoveries and roads-less-travelled with other curious souls.
Elyzabeth Gorman is an American history buff who moved to Amsterdam after falling in love with its history and culture. In her previous life she was a theater director whose Gielgud Fellowship for Classical Directors included researching Shakespeare’s sources and early women writers at Washington D.C.’s prestigious Folger Library. Her directing work spanned from classical reinterpretation, like an all-female commedia production of The Taming of the Shrew, to new works that challenge our received history, like an Asian-American response to Top Girls.
Her production management brought her to theaters as diverse as Blue Man Group, Classical Theater of Harlem, Pan-Asian Rep, and the 7 Doigts interactive nightclub spectacle, Queen of the Night. Her writing includes: Margaret I, a verse play about the women of the War of the Roses; Loretto, a novel about a Civil War veteran in Sante Fe; The Beautiful Game, a novel about growing up with the last six World Cups; and Tiny Big Planet, a column of illustrated travel mini-shorts. She is currently
developing tours around the hidden stories of Amsterdam history, which can be found at www.ask-a- badass.com, along with her history advice column.