When not on stage, Daya feeds her roller coaster addiction and brags about her Guinness World Record (“Most Roller Coasters Ridden in a 24-Hour Period”), an event that was documented on The Discovery Channel as 30 Roller Coasters in 24 Hours, and she was a terrified version of herself in Extreme Rides on The Learning Channel. She also co-wrote the book/music/lyrics for the musical comedy Becoming Britney, which premiered at FringeNYC and then won a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle award for original script.
Daya Curley most recently worked on developing the new musical Stu for Silverton in which she played the title role. She was also set to appear in Sam Pinkleton’s production of The Rocky Horror Show at A.C.T. in San Francisco, which was canceled due to COVID-19. Some of her other favorite roles were in the shows Bat Boy, The Goodbye Girl, and john & jen. Theatre companies she has worked with include TheatreWorks SV, 42nd Street Moon, and San Jose Rep among others. Her appearance in Miss Liberty resulted in a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle award, and her frequent work on development workshops and readings led to appearances in world premieres of Memphis and The Haunting of Winchester.