But no one said life, especially in the grand game we call the theater, is fair. And I have certainly been miffed when a group that I am new or unknown to has not cast me, but usually the person cast is not even close to the talent level I have (blushes). But if the role goes to someone who is talented and has been with that group for years, that makes a bit mnore sense to me, or it does now that I have a directors/producers perspective.
But anyway, I am fiercely territorial, and get hurt when my kids are hurt. And since I have about 150-200 of them that i mentor in any year, I get hurt a lot!