Theatre of the Commute is about Beniaris’ experience living between urban and suburban environments as a child in Chicago. Through fashion, she could look at the elements of her school uniform and the objects she used on her commute to retell the story that shaped her. In seeing artist Smith-Coppes’ contoured face illustrations, Beniaris connected with them instantly. Smith-Coppes was examining similar themes of dual identity within an environment. With some original garments initiated by Beniaris, the two then collaborated to create textiles, accessories, and more garments to create a four look collection. The ghostly looks they created were shown at Germiinate, a fashion show put on by Vomit House, a performance venue in Chicago.