"...a glimpse into how the people who fund and run the theater industry actually regard all of the workers they employ."
That's a bit of a generalization, extrapolating and applying Rudin's case to everyone who funds and runs "the theatre industry."
Maybe I was some lucky exception, but none of the producers on or off Broadway with and for whom I worked over the many years remotely fit your description.
I did bump into the occasional habitually unpleasant person – but they weren't producers. I certainly remember being treated poorly, unfairly, and/or insensitively by some people along the way – but they were fellow Equity members, frequently those with some extra power over the casts (stage managers and dance captains, for instance.) But investors and producers? Never.