Dr. Goldfarb has taught theatre history, theatre theory and criticism, and dramatic literature. He has published on 19th century theatre, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller. His primary area of expertise is in theatrical performance during the Holocaust and the representation of the Holocaust in post-war dramatic literature and theatre.
He has published research articles and reviews in leading journals. In addition to his widely adopted textbooks Theatre: The Lively Art; Living Theatre, The Theatre Experience; and An Anthology of Living Theatre, coauthored and coedited with Ed Wilson, retired theatre critic for the Wall Street Journal, Al also coedited, with Rebecca Rovit, Theatrical Performance during the Holocaust, which was a National Jewish Book Award finalist. Dr. Goldfarb is currently the lead scholar for the online Holocaust Theatre Catalog housed at the University of Miami in Florida.
- Ph.D. Theatre — City University of New York Graduate Center
- M.A. Theatre — Hunter College of CUNY
- B.A. Theatre and Mass Communications — Queens College of CUNY