I auditioned for a run of Holes at the IRT, as did several of my fellow classmates.
Now, I don't pretend that I was the best actor at my school, though if it were a rumble, I could make an argument.
That said, of the classmates that auditioned for that role (X-Ray, who I do resemble when I don't cut my hair), I was the only one who didn't get an offer.
I've never felt that crushed before. I refused to go see the show (My classmates all declined, as it would have cut into school time), and felt very depressed.
So what did I do?
The next time my school went there on a field trip, I snuck off from the group and into their office, and demanded to be put on the list for the next set of auditions.
I still remember the look of shock on the secretary's face when she saw me, she was not happy.
That's when the casting director walked by, and, impressed by my audacity, got me on the list.
I'm the only person in my school to have worked at the IRT in that acting capacity.
Moral of the story? You are stronger than the brick wall. The only thing stopping you is yourself.
Also you won't get lucky if you don't keep trying, but that's the less awesome part of it.