A young man, Luke, is placed up against his future. Blinded by a mixture of ignorance and bravado means he doesn’t see the insurmountable difficulties of what his life will involve despite it looking at him in the face. Luke meets Ivan, the man he wishes to become. A homeless man. That is the startling reality of the content of The New Olympias Theatre Company’s show Benchmarks.
The Adelaide Zero Project aims to achieve Functional Zero homelessness in Adelaide’s CBD within two years—Functional Zero homelessness is reached when the number of people who are homeless in a city on any given night is no greater than the housing placement availability for that night—and is reduced over time.