TARRA CONNER JONES TARRA CONNER JONES is thrilled to be in Black Nativity after recently appearing in WBTT’s productions of The Wiz, How I Got Over and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Ma Rainey). She has previously appeared in The Color Purple (Sofia), The Wiz (Evilene), Dreamgirls (Effie), Shrek the Musical (Dragon, Mama Ogre/Bear), Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Apollo Performer), and Once On This Island (Asaka) at other Florida theaters. Tarra is a proud alumna of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and Edward Waters College, and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Tarra is charitable to the American Lung Association in memory of her mother, Ms. Chonita G. Conner, who cheers for her girl from the wings of heaven.